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Basic Trope: A spoiled, rich kid (or young adult) in position of power, misusing said power.

  • Straight: Alice is a princess of Troperia. She cares little for common men, bullies her servants and believes herself entitled to everything.
  • Exaggerated: The princess is malicious towards her subjects and her whims and toys leave Troperia on the brink of ruin.
  • Downplayed: Alice is annoying, loud and bratty, but she's expected to grow out of it.
  • Justified:
    • Alice's parents spoil her mercilessly and are unable to see anything wrong with their perfect child.
    • Alice is very young, but forced to take power she's not really prepared to hold.
  • Inverted: Alice is Politically Active Princess who lobbies for the rights of the common men.
  • Subverted: Alice acts like a spoiled, rich brat, but once you hear what she's saying, you realize she's bullying her government into helping her people.
  • Double Subverted: It turns out that betterment of Troperia was just a side effect to her another pet vanity project.
  • Parodied: Alice rules Troperia while still in her diapers and the show focuses on the efforts of her servants, catering to baby's every wish.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice is quiet and aloof princess who doesn't interact with society much.
  • Enforced: The producers decided that they needed a foil to the main character, who belongs to Royals Who Actually Do Something.
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  • Lampshaded: "Jesus! She's like a giant spoiled baby!"
  • Invoked: Evil Prince Bob raises Alice to be a spoiled brat.
  • Exploited: Bob plays up Alice's brattiness to justify his takeover of Troperia.
  • Defied: Alice's parents hire strict teachers so that their child will be a responsible ruler.
  • Discussed: "With how much of Nice Guys the King and Queen are? I bet the princess thinks she's the empress of all world by now!"
  • Conversed: "And here we can observe a classic spoiled princess in her native environment..."
  • Implied: The servants are shown to be terrified of Alice.
  • Deconstructed: The princess' behavior leads to citizens disliking the royal family, and her bossing around the government ends up ruining the country financially. Combined, those two factors lead to massive riots.
  • Reconstructed: Regardless, Alice is so preoccupied with herself that she barely notices and continues to do things her way.
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  • Played For Laughs: "Aaalfred! I want my plushie duck!" "Your Grace, you're in the middle of a formal banquet with Evilandia's diplomat..." "But I want my duuuuckie!"
  • Played For Drama: "Alice, you shouldn't beat your servants!" "Why? They're just servants!"

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