The sky is blood red with black clouds billowing up from scores of massive factories in the distance. The man in the moon is grinning madly and drooling blood. The forests are just stumps, and the river beds are dried up. The few towns and villages I can see are in ruins, with what look like pockets of people — Humans or Toys — scurrying about like rats.
The large plains where the annual Cow Fiddle Festival took place have been turned into a forest of impaled victims. The castle itself is now black and twisted, gnarled like the snaggletooth of my former jailer. A large tower rises in the distance, beyond even the castle. From the tower, lying all the way across the land, are massive chains. Every location, every town, every village, every fortress, even the Gaol, has a shackle on top attached to a massive chain that runs across the ground and heads to the tower.
Jane and I stare blankly at what has become of our kingdom. Then Jane starts to laugh hysterically, partially doubling over. I remain silent and let the hatred build.
I turn and see it. The March of the Toys. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Toys, all shackled and being led from caves and carriages and across the wastes towards the Quarry. Heads hung low, spirits broken, the Toys seem to be in a state much like my sister and me.
Teddy Bears without one or both button eyes, Dollies with ripped out hair and torn dresses, Stuffed Puppies without noses or ears, Rubber Duckies with their bills sewn shut, Stuffed Bunnies without their cotton tails, and so many more.
Unlike the Regency Romance, while all of her characters are blue-bloods, only a handful have titles. Baronets, mostly, although Darcy is related to an earl who does not appear in the work. A notable example as Darcy's name is clearly ripped off from the D'Arcy family, a genuine family of earls who, in the real world, had run out of male heirs about a century earlier; and his first name, Fitzwilliam, suggests strongly that his uncle is the Earl Fitzwilliam, a hugely famous and powerful man at the time.
So much for No Celebrities Were Harmed Also interesting, particularly in Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice , is the tension Truth in Television at the time between the blue-blooded gentry who had somehow had their traditional incomes diverted away from them by being unable to inherit, or by their becoming worthless, and the rising commoner merchants like Mrs. Bennet's family who were often richer than them, but traditionally unacceptable as members of the blue-blooded clique.
In Northanger Abbey , the narrator, explaining why Catherine had not fallen in love before seventeen, lists several reasons. One is that there was no lord in the neighborhood, or even a baronet.
In Love and Freindship , the narrator's mother's father was a Scotch Peer and her husband was the son of a baronet. Parodied with her cousins Gustavus and Philander, whose fathers were probably a corset-maker and a bricklayer, but insist that as their mothers never married them, it doesn't count. Edgar Rice Burroughs 's heroes and heroines are Blue Bloods when not actually of Royal Blood — though this does cover upper-class Americans as well as titled characters, and the characters and readers may not be aware of it.
Villains and other characters may also have it. In The Monster Men , von Horn cites it.
It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips. One lacquey carried the chocolate-pot into the sacred presence; a second, milled and frothed the chocolate with the little instrument he bore for that function; a third, presented the favoured napkin; a fourth he of the two gold watches , poured the chocolate out.
It was impossible for Monseigneur to dispense with one of these attendants on the chocolate and hold his high place under the admiring Heavens. Deep would have been the blot upon his escutcheon if his chocolate had been ignobly waited on by only three men; he must have died of two. It was to be seen every day, for those aristos were such fools!
They were traitors to the people of course, all of them, men, women, and children, who happened to be descendants of the great men who since the Crusades had made the glory of France: her old NOBLESSE. Their ancestors had oppressed the people, had crushed them under the scarlet heels of their dainty buckled shoes, and now the people had become the rulers of France and crushed their former masters—not beneath their heel, for they went shoeless mostly in these days—but a more effectual weight, the knife of the guillotine.
Octavia sprang up, her white fists clenched, her eyes blazing and her figure quivering with outraged anger. I am no market-block slut to smirk and ogle at a steppes robber. I am the daughter of a Nemedian lord—" "You were of the Nemedian nobility before my riders carried you off," returned Jehungir cynically. Live Action TV. There are also a fair number in the Feudal Future serials. The Doctor himself is implied to be high-born or even aristocratic.
"You belong to me for life " One month after My Blood Runs Blue ends, Kristin returns to the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department with a vengeance. “You belong to me for life ” One month after My Blood Runs Blue ends, Kristin returns to the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department with a vengeance.
Indeed, in the EU he comes from one of the oldest Houses on Gallifrey. Game of Thrones : The majority of characters are some form of nobility, from ancient and powerful houses like the Starks and Lannisters to recently promoted ones like the Seaworths and Cleganes. Despite initially appearing as a commoner, Talisa Maegyr is actually of noble birth from Volantis.
Not only is his father a very respected diplomat, but his extended family owns a great deal of land and includes T'Pau , one of the most influential people on Vulcan. Worf comes from an ancient, extremely high-profile family that automatically places him at the centre of rather a lot of Klingon intrigue and enable no end of episode plots. Most of the other named Klingons in the series are also aristocrats. He was actually born a commoner and clawed his way Up Through the Ranks by methods dear to the Klingon heart and this was despite being blacklisted by Kor for his low birth. Presumably his noble rank is by marriage or merit rather then birth.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt : The rich Vorhees family is one of America's oldest families, with roots straight from the first Dutch settlers. Play By Post Games. Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood. Tabletop Games. Bretonnian Knights in Warhammer.
Warhammer 40, : Despite the reamarkable simplicity of ork social structures the stronger you are , the bigger you get , the more orks you lead , they have nobility of a sort: nobs, the biggest, baddest orks short of the warboss himself the name is a loanword from nobility, but they pronounce it as "knob". Also among eight playable races there are elves , whose blood is literally blue.
Anima: Beyond Fantasy allows to choose as one advantage to be Blue Blood and this in turn gives stuff such as money, gear, and the possibility of purchasing rare equipment. The noble Houses of Changeling: The Dreaming. There's a streak of heritage involved, but ultimately the Houses rule changeling society because they've established themselves as rulers, by fair means and foul which is not to say they haven't been seriously challenged at various times. PCs can be nobles by buying dots in the Title background; however, it only grants social status, and actually holding land requires a separate background.
Why, her whole family tree for generations back consists of nothin' but ancestors. Woody : We've been descendin' a long time too.
Finian : Ah, but how long? Sharon's grandparents go back to the dawn of history. Blue-blooded amebas they were, with a dauntless ambition. Up they came through the paleozoic slime — from ameba to tadpole, from tadpole to daffodil, from daffodil to dromedary, and from dromedary to McLonergan. That's the background Sharon comes from — so get along with your luggage, lad, you haven't a chance.
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering. But I struggle hard to overcome this defect. I mortify my pride continually. When all the great officers of state resigned in a body, because they were too proud to serve under an ex-tailor, did I not unhesitantly accept all their posts at once? Video Games.
There are two prominent examples in the Soul Series — Lady Isabella "Ivy" Valentine is the daughter of the Earl and Countess Valentine, and her stages nearly always feature her enormous family house. The other example is Frenchman Raphael Sorel, whose title is not specified, but he is noted to be a noble. Mystics in Sa Ga Frontier both in the aristocratic sense and the literal sense.
If the lord in Fire Emblem doesn't have Royal Blood , they'll be nobility. Besides the noble houses, which can mix this with Royal Blood , there's also the Gentry, who tend to look down on commoners. There's also an intermediate class, which tend to behave fairly close to trope too.
Dragon Age: Origins has got a hierarchical system of nobility loosely based on that of England, with Teyrns Dukes , Arls Earls , and Banns Barons in that order of status. Dwarves have also their own caste system, where the members of upmost caste are either ridiculously rich or belong to a noble family. And then there's Paragons, but let's not go there Interestingly enough, the Banns are technically just a noble wo man who has a number of freeholds sworn to it.
The peasants are free to chose whoever they want to be their Bann and can change allegiance whenever they want, which can lead to age long feuds between family's of Banns, ex-Banns and aspiring Banns. Most people just goes with the same lord as their parents did, as his castle and soldiers are usually the closest, any threatens of what said soldiers might do if their Lord don't get enough votes are left unsaid.
The icon for the Human Noble origin is a drop of blue blood with a crown over it, since they are the younger child of a Teyrn. In Star Wars: The Old Republic , Alderaan is in a terrible mess due to the untimely death of the Queen and her heir, plunging the planet into a free-for-all civil war among about a half-dozen houses of these. The main issue is that the rather crazy head of House Ulgo has usurped the crown, declared the planet's independence, and started destroying the other noble houses.
Seeing as about half the surviving houses support the Republic including House Organa , whereas the Empire is backing their rivals House Thul who started as merchants and earned their lands and titles , the planet becomes a miniature version of the whole galactic war. The Sith Warrior is stated to be the scion of a prestigious family of Sith. The fact that they come from a high class background is why Vemrin, their rival on Korriban and a former slave who had to climb his way to the top, hates them. In contrast , the Sith Inquisitor is a former slave and their rival, Ffon, is from a prestigious family and receives preferential treatment.
However, the Inquisitor is also the last descendant of Lord Kallig, once a powerful Sith lord with his own well-known lineage. Referred to by name in Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi. Apparently the ritual sacrifices have to be aristocrats. In The Elder Scrolls , this is Subverted by the Imga, a minor race of intelligent "ape men" native to the forests of Valenwood.
Every Imga bears some kind of noble title Baron, Duke, Earl, etc. Subverted, however, as there are no land-owning Imga. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out.
When the family requests the assistance of the VMF Securities, Kristin is confused that they would think a security company could assist with the murder investigation.