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An Index of Ladies and Gentlemen

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Being a collection of tropes about those refined upper-class people, whether noble or old money.


  • Blue Blood: Someone who comes from a noble or aristocratic family.
  • Chevalier vs. Rogue
  • The Dandy: A normally high status or wealthy man that takes pleasure in caring for his physical appearance.
  • Decadent Court: A royal court that is selfish and abuses their power for their own benefit.
  • English Rose: An English lady who's beautiful, modest, and upper class
  • Fake Aristocrat: A person who passes themselves as being of higher status than they really are.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: An independently wealthy man who desires adventure because they refuse to be idly rich. Their original motives can be heroic/patriotic or not.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: A man who manages to be both highly intelligent and a well adjusted, socially engaging and charming person.
  • Gentleman Detective: A sleuth or detective who's high class or status and has been raised in a privileged environment and always shows it.
  • Gentleman Snarker: A type of Deadpan Snarker that can say ungentlemanly things that only a man who's a gentleman can. Not only limited to men and can be used for women as well.
  • Gentleman Thief: A gentleman who is good-looking, good-mannered, and, well, a thief.
  • Gentleman Wizard: A posh and well-cultured spellcaster.
  • Grande Dame: An elegant older woman who is of high standing, very posh, humorless, and uptight.
  • Iron Lady: She's not royalty, but man does she have power, and the tough-as-nails attitude to go with it.
  • Lady of Adventure: A woman who has a high standing in society, elegant and composed, but prefers a high-stakes adventure over a game of bridge.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A female spellcaster of Black Magic, beautiful and mysterious.
  • Lady of War: A lady who is as graceful as she is deadly.
  • Lessons in Sophistication: Someone is so out-of-the-know when it comes to proper etiquette and high-society norms that they have to be trained for them.
  • Lord Country: When the ruler of land has the same name as the land.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He's a villain, but he's also incredibly rich and has quite the taste in fashion.
  • Millionaire Playboy: A man whose extremely wealthy and quite a stud with the ladies.
  • Nazi Nobleman: A wealthy and influential man who is part of the Nazi Party, usually an officer in the Wehrmacht or SS.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male
  • Officer and a Gentleman: A man with a military title who is gentlemanly and refined.
  • Ojou: She's treated like royalty, she acts like royalty, she dresses like royalty...but she's not royalty.
  • Peerless Love Interest: When someone loves another so much that their image of them becomes so perfect and flawless...that they're afraid of actually acting on said love.
  • Proper Lady: As ladylike as a lady can get.
  • Princely Young Man: A young man who acts like and is given the treatment of a prince, whether or not he really has Blue Blood.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: The most stereotypical depiction of a British man—posh, monocled, chipper, and always open to a nice cuppa tea, jolly good!
  • Rich Bitch: A girl who is very wealthy...and very mean.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: An aristocrat that has spent so long—probably since childhood—being around nothing but other aristocrats and their luxuries that they don't know how life really works.
  • Socialite: A woman who is rich, elegant, and attends every high-class social event there is, but that doesn't necessarily make her rude.
  • Southern Belle: Upper-class lady from down South.
  • Southern Gentleman: Upper-class gentleman from down South.
  • Spirited Young Lady: A young woman in the upper class who is witty, educated, honest, and cultured, but is also frank, a bit loud, and doesn't care too much about the rules.
  • Upper-Class Equestrian
  • Upper-Class Twit: As dumb as they are rich.
  • Uptown Girl: She's rich, he's poor, and they're both very much in love.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: The ideal image of a traditional Japanese woman is one who is elegant, kind, and submissive without being a total pushover.

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Alternative Title(s): Upper Class Index, Index Of Ladies And Gentlemen