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* The Witches and Warlocks In ''Series/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' Are all Beautiful Glamorous, Elegant and Sophisticated Zelda Spellman for example looks like an Old Hollywood Movie Star. And the students of the Academy of Unseen Arts, are also very sexy attractive and seductive.

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* The Witches and Warlocks In ''Series/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' Are all Beautiful Glamorous, Elegant and Sophisticated [[LadyOfBlackMagic Zelda Spellman Spellman]] for example looks like an Old Hollywood Movie Star. And the students of the [[WizardingSchool Academy of Unseen Arts, Arts]], are also very sexy attractive and seductive.

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* The Witches and Warlocks In ''Series/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' Are all Beautiful Glamorous, Elegant and Sophisticated Zelda Spellman for example looks like an Old Hollywood Movie Star. And the students of the Academy of Unseen Arts, are also very sexy attractive and seductive.

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* The nobility from ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' have used BioAugmentation to give themselves not just astounding beauty, but also abilities such as enough strength and speed to outfight [[BioweaponBeast bioweapons]], PhotographicMemory, subdermal bulletproof armor, and lifespan far beyond normal human limits. They spend their days with parties, luxuries, and [[AristocratsAreEvil using commoners for toys]]. Non-noble characters react to the presence of a noble much like they would to a visit from TheFairFolk.


* In ''Literature/TairenSoul'', the Fae species is more-or-less ideal even as it's dying out. Every Fae is beautiful, [[LongLived wise]], magically empowered, and varying shades of benevolent. In the cosmic scheme of things, they are literally warriors and embodiments of good whose role it is to keep the world's embodiments of evil at bay. (If not for plot reasons, 'gray' species like humans would barely interact with Fae at all.) This trope justifies the Fae monarchs going on plot-relevant adventures, instead of doing boring stuff like actually ruling- in a kingdom full of Beautiful Elite, there simply isn't much need to.



* Almost all cases of [[OurElvesAreBetter high elves and space elves]], from Tolkien elves to the [[Series/BabylonFive Minbari]], will look like this. Taken to impressive levels in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies, where elves apparently caused everything to move in slow motion and all looked like Australian and New Zealand models. Or they look like [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Brett McKenzie]].

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* Almost all cases of [[OurElvesAreBetter high elves and space elves]], from Tolkien elves to the [[Series/BabylonFive Minbari]], will look like this. Taken to impressive levels in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies, where elves apparently caused everything to move in slow motion and all looked like Australian and New Zealand models. Or they look like [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Brett McKenzie]].



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The villains of the second season, the Black Moon clan, are all rather beautiful and seem to lead very dignified lifestyles. Special mention goes to Esmeraude, who is repeatedly seen in fancy clothes. The only one who does not abide by this lifestyle, is finally revealed as the BigBad. It is, however, heavily implied that this just be posturing. They still live on a planet made for prisoners (even flowers are a rarity). Furthermore, for all her apparent luxury, Esmeraude has never seen or tasted anything sweet before, leading to her [[BigEater wolfing down an entire tray at the local bakery's All You Can Eat opening special]].

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The villains of the second season, the Black Moon clan, are all rather beautiful and seem to lead very dignified lifestyles. Special mention goes to Esmeraude, who is repeatedly seen in fancy clothes. The only one who does not abide by this lifestyle, lifestyle is finally revealed as the BigBad. It is, however, heavily implied that this just be is posturing. They still live on a planet made for prisoners (even flowers are a rarity). Furthermore, for all her apparent luxury, Esmeraude has never seen or tasted anything sweet before, leading to her [[BigEater wolfing down an entire tray at the local bakery's All You Can Eat opening special]].


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* The Magician Clans of ''Anime/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' are surreally beautiful- partly because their wealth gives them access to genetic engineering on a mass scale, and breeding with any of the mundane fragile ''humans'' is frowned upon. There are heroic Clan members, but they are still privileged, segregated, [[OneManArmy intimidating]] people who've been above the law their whole lives, and their behaviour shows it. A "good" magician is a egalitarian vigilante who understands ''noblesse oblige'', like ComicBook/{{Batman}} on his better days. An evil magician wants to slaughter everyone alive, and probably can.
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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: As a Prince of Asgard, it's expected that Loki's wardrobe be lavish and majestic, but he takes the "beautiful" part ''much'' more seriously than Thor or Odin. Loki's attire is noticeably more elaborate than theirs, and it always flatters his statuesque frame. The extravagant horns on his gold helmet magnify his imposing stature, and combined with his royal armour, it leaves no doubt that he's part of the ruling class. He's easily the best-dressed man in the realm. In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki's LuxuryPrisonSuite and his SimpleYetOpulent prison uniform are visual cues that he was once a member of Asgard's elite. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he indulges in a bit of decadence by being a RecliningReigner with five lovely female servants offering him GrapesOfLuxury and [[WineIsClassy wine]].

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: As a Prince of Asgard, it's expected that Loki's wardrobe be lavish and majestic, but he takes the "beautiful" part ''much'' more seriously than Thor or Odin. Loki's attire is noticeably more elaborate than theirs, and it always flatters his statuesque frame. The extravagant horns on his gold helmet magnify his imposing stature, and combined with his royal armour, it leaves frame leaving no doubt that he's part of the ruling class. He's easily the best-dressed man in the realm.class. In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki's LuxuryPrisonSuite and his SimpleYetOpulent prison uniform are visual cues that he was once a member of Asgard's elite. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he indulges in a bit of decadence by being a RecliningReigner with five lovely female servants offering him GrapesOfLuxury and [[WineIsClassy wine]].

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* ''Literature/BooksOfTheRaksura'': The Ruler [[HiveCasteSystem caste]] of the AlwaysChaoticEvil Fell are usually described as having RavenHairIvorySkin with a "cold, perfect beauty" to their [[{{Humanshifting}} human forms]].


* Wrestling/{{TNA}} stable Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople were a wannabe version of this.

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* Wrestling/{{TNA}} stable Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople were a wannabe version of this. While they were physically fine as hell, they dressed more like streetwalkers than like anything classy.
* There is usually at least one "I'm Rich And Good Looking And Better Than You" gimmick going on in wrestling at any given time. Wrestling/RicFlair is probably the best known example, going on about styling, profiling, and limousine riding.


** The Wayne family has this reputation among Gotham's citizens. There's ''extremely'' handsome and charismatic playboy [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]. Aside from that we have his sons and daughter (adopted and not): [[MemeticSexGod Dick]] [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Grayson]], [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Jason Todd]], [[NerdsAreSexy Tim]] [[ComicBook/RedRobin Drake]], [[IndifferentBeauty Cassandra]] [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cain]] and adorably precocious Damian Wayne. ''All'' of them, Dick in particular, are portrayed as exceedingly good looking.

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** The Wayne family has this reputation among Gotham's citizens. There's ''extremely'' handsome and charismatic playboy [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]. Aside from that we have his sons and daughter (adopted and not): [[MemeticSexGod Dick]] [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Jason Todd]], [[NerdsAreSexy Tim]] [[ComicBook/RedRobin Drake]], [[IndifferentBeauty Cassandra]] [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cain]] and adorably precocious Damian Wayne. ''All'' of them, Dick in particular, are portrayed as exceedingly good looking.


* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The villains of the second season, the Black Moon clan, are all rather beautiful and seem to lead very dignified lifestyles. Special mention goes to Esmeraude, who is repeatedly seen in fancy clothes. The only one who does not abide by this lifestyle, is finally revealed as the BigBad. It is, however, heavily implied that this just be posturing. They still live on a planet made for prisoners (even flowers are a rarity). Furthermore, for all her apparent luxury, Esmeraude has never seen or tasted anything sweet before, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when she [[BigEater wolfs down an entire tray at the local bakery's All You Can Eat opening special]].

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The villains of the second season, the Black Moon clan, are all rather beautiful and seem to lead very dignified lifestyles. Special mention goes to Esmeraude, who is repeatedly seen in fancy clothes. The only one who does not abide by this lifestyle, is finally revealed as the BigBad. It is, however, heavily implied that this just be posturing. They still live on a planet made for prisoners (even flowers are a rarity). Furthermore, for all her apparent luxury, Esmeraude has never seen or tasted anything sweet before, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when she her [[BigEater wolfs wolfing down an entire tray at the local bakery's All You Can Eat opening special]].



* Wealthy residents of the city of Shadukiam in ''Literature/TheOrphansTales.'' The setting alone should give you an idea: They live in the most beautiful city in the world, pieced together by djinn-magic, crowned by diamond spires and a magnificent dome covered in roses that never wilt. The crowning achievement of their lives is eating, especially food derived from jewels. Look away from the Rose Dome, however, and you'll find crowded slums teeming with [[FantasticRacism sapient species undertrodden and killed daily]], [[BodySurf corpse-defiling evil spirits]], and a long history of corruption, greed, and betrayal, which finally catches up with the beautiful city.

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* Wealthy residents of the city of Shadukiam in ''Literature/TheOrphansTales.'' The setting alone should give you an idea: They live in the most beautiful city in the world, pieced together by djinn-magic, crowned by diamond spires and a magnificent dome covered in roses that never wilt. The crowning achievement of their lives is eating, especially food derived from jewels. Look away from the Rose Dome, however, and you'll find crowded slums teeming with [[FantasticRacism sapient species undertrodden and killed daily]], [[BodySurf corpse-defiling evil spirits]], and a long history of corruption, greed, and betrayal, which finally catches up with the beautiful city.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/WhileTheClockChimes'', the invisibles possess such a dazzling beauty that it can blind others if seen. Hence their use of invisibility caps to protect everyone around them. However, their appropriately luxurious lifestyle takes its toll on the kingdom's treasury and their cruelty causes them to have ZeroPercentApprovalRating. [[spoiler:Finally, when they lose the invisibility caps, it is revealed they are really hideous]].


* Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}''. Tall, pale and beautiful, but also complete sociopaths who literally feed on pain and suffering. Their Craftworld cousins are slightly more benevolent, in that they won't kill you for fun (but will kill you if you have any reason to do so).

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* Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Tall, pale and beautiful, but also complete sociopaths who literally feed on pain and suffering. Their Craftworld cousins are slightly more benevolent, in that they won't kill you for fun (but will kill you if you have any reason to do so).



* In 'TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', this trope is taken to to its LogicalExtreme by the elves of Lorwyn. They are narcissists who view themselves as superior to the other races of their world, and whose society's hierarchy is based on physical beauty. "Faultless", the lowest caste, ranks just below "immaculates," who rank below "exquisites." At the top of the chain are the "perfects," who are so privileged that they're allowed to murder "eyeblights" (beings who are not beautiful, i.e. non-elves) at their discretion.

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* In 'TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', this trope is taken to to its LogicalExtreme by the elves of Lorwyn. They are narcissists who view themselves as superior to the other races of their world, and whose society's hierarchy is based on physical beauty. "Faultless", the lowest caste, ranks just below "immaculates," who rank below "exquisites." At the top of the chain are the "perfects," who are so privileged that they're allowed to murder "eyeblights" (beings who are not beautiful, i.e. non-elves) at their discretion.


* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] was born beautiful and lives in an old-fashioned BigFancyHouse on a magnificent estate. Every stick of furniture and decorative item inside of his residence are SimpleYetOpulent. Ditto for his impressive collection of vintage cars and the inside of his personal plane. Xavier is enamoured with classic three-piece suits which cost a pretty penny, and he was quite the peacock when he was younger. ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' accentuate his delicate facial features, his vanity and the splendour of his lifestyle. While he is generous to those he cares about, and he's the most altruistic character of the film series, it's made crystal clear that he ain't no Buddha--Charles derives great pleasure from basking in the luxury that his incredible wealth provides.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] X was born beautiful and lives in an old-fashioned BigFancyHouse on a magnificent estate. Every stick of furniture and decorative item inside of his residence are SimpleYetOpulent. Ditto for his impressive collection of vintage cars and the inside of his personal plane. Xavier is enamoured with classic three-piece suits which cost a pretty penny, and he was quite the peacock when he was younger. ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' accentuate his delicate facial features, his vanity and the splendour of his lifestyle. While he is generous to those he cares about, and he's the most altruistic character of the film series, it's made crystal clear that he ain't no Buddha--Charles derives great pleasure from basking in the luxury that his incredible wealth provides.

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* In ''Recap/BlackMirrorNosedive'', this applies to those with rankings above 4.5- 'high fours.' They're universally gorgeous, rich, and Instagram-perfect.


* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: As a Prince of Asgard, it's expected that Loki's wardrobe be lavish and majestic, but he takes the "beautiful" part ''much'' more seriously than Thor or Odin. Loki's attire is noticeably more elaborate than theirs, and it always flatters his statuesque frame. The extravagant horns on his gold helmet magnify his imposing stature, and combined with his royal armour, it leaves no doubt that he's part of the ruling class. He's easily the best-dressed man in the realm. In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki's LuxuryPrisonSuite and his SimpleYetOpulent prison uniform are visual cues that he was once a member of Asgard's elite. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he indulges in a bit of decadence by being a RecliningReigner with five lovely female servants offering him GrapesOfLuxury and [[WineIsClassy wine]].


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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: As a Prince of Asgard, it's expected that Loki's wardrobe be lavish and majestic, but he takes the "beautiful" part ''much'' more seriously than Thor or Odin. Loki's attire is noticeably more elaborate than theirs, and it always flatters his statuesque frame. The extravagant horns on his gold helmet magnify his imposing stature, and combined with his royal armour, it leaves no doubt that he's part of the ruling class. He's easily the best-dressed man in the realm. In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki's LuxuryPrisonSuite and his SimpleYetOpulent prison uniform are visual cues that he was once a member of Asgard's elite. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he indulges in a bit of decadence by being a RecliningReigner with five lovely female servants offering him GrapesOfLuxury and [[WineIsClassy wine]].


* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: As a Prince of Asgard, it's expected that [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]'s wardrobe be lavish and majestic, but he takes the "beautiful" part ''much'' more seriously than Thor or Odin. Loki's attire is noticeably more elaborate than theirs, and it always flatters his statuesque frame. The extravagant horns on his gold helmet magnify his imposing stature, and combined with his royal armour, it leaves no doubt that he's part of the ruling class. He's easily the best-dressed man in the realm. In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki's LuxuryPrisonSuite and his SimpleYetOpulent prison uniform are visual cues that he was once a member of Asgard's elite. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he indulges in a bit of decadence by being a RecliningReigner with five lovely female servants offering him GrapesOfLuxury and [[WineIsClassy wine]].

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: As a Prince of Asgard, it's expected that [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]'s Loki's wardrobe be lavish and majestic, but he takes the "beautiful" part ''much'' more seriously than Thor or Odin. Loki's attire is noticeably more elaborate than theirs, and it always flatters his statuesque frame. The extravagant horns on his gold helmet magnify his imposing stature, and combined with his royal armour, it leaves no doubt that he's part of the ruling class. He's easily the best-dressed man in the realm. In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki's LuxuryPrisonSuite and his SimpleYetOpulent prison uniform are visual cues that he was once a member of Asgard's elite. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he indulges in a bit of decadence by being a RecliningReigner with five lovely female servants offering him GrapesOfLuxury and [[WineIsClassy wine]].

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