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We're all different from you. You see, we were born different. It's in our blood. And nothing that you do or say or steal... or dream up can ever change that.
~ Tom Buchanan proclaiming his innate superiority over the equally wealthy Jay Gatsby.
You guys know what Greasers are? White trash with long greasy hair.
~ Bob Sheldon insulting the lower-class Ponyboy and Johnny.

Villains who believe in the superiority of those with a higher social status and greater amounts of wealth. The idea itself is not necessarily villainous (though it is not terribly noble either), but there are nevertheless many villains throughout fiction with that worldview, usually shown as enemies of heroes who come from poor or middle-class backgrounds. Many of these villains tend to be obsessed with the manners, wealth, and clothes of others.

Elitists are often of the Lawful or Neutral Evil alignment, since they deeply value their status within a society and use it to look down on others, at its most extreme it can manifest such cruel behavior as support of slavery, the suppression of the poor or socially awkward, active bullying / shunning of "outsiders" and even the outright torture or murder of those deemed socially "unappealing" (though this would ultimately cross them into becoming a Genocidal character)

In most stories the Chaotic Good hero is the archetypical enemy of these kinds of characters, especially folk heroes and trickster heroes - who delight in making those of snobbish nature suffer for their unjust actions towards the poor (whom the "good" aligned would argue are the people most in need of the aid of those of higher wealth or social rank).

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