I ran a big-ass campaign around this idea once... Fantasy always takes place in a world that's based on Medieval Europe. For one thing, Medieval Europe was monotheistic, so I love the idea of a knight who's actually a knight: landowner, who heavily taxes the peasants working his land, who has duties to protect those peasants. He's also a warrior obligated to serve his King, but his real obligation is to God (and the King is there because God chose him to be King). In other words, religion is the center of his life.
But the anti-trope I threw out was that democracy was taking over this fantasy world. The PCs were from a big-ass city with just a massive, massive slum (I had halflings in there, but it can be whatever race/mix of races). They were always ignored because, well, they were poor... but now that each citizen has a vote, the slums are an area of political interest. The problem is that the tenants there weren't educated enough to understand what the fuck was going on.
So the PCs had to do things to promote their own politician (overt things to make him look good, also behind-the-scenes secret ops), and also try to help the underprivileged come to realize why everyone was suddenly so interested in them.