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31st Jan '16 11:40:14 AM IronInfidel
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** Though a lot of Phoenix's bad attitude towards prosecutors in the second game is related more to [[spoiler:Edgeworth's disappearance at the end of the first game, which Phoenix considered a personal betrayal]] than any actual antagonism towards the profession. He doesn't express any such thoughts in the first game or the ones after ''Justice For All''.
23rd Jan '16 10:14:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Daria}}'' shows several teacher stereotypes. * There also is the stereotype of drama, music or other fine arts teachers as being washed up performers who can't get work anywhere else (see ''TheSteveHarveyShow''). This can be TruthInTelevision. It may be easier to keep a job as a teacher (at least until recently) than to keep a job as an actor or artist.
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* ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' shows several teacher stereotypes. * There also is the stereotype of drama, music or other fine arts teachers as being washed up performers who can't get work anywhere else (see ''TheSteveHarveyShow'').''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow''). This can be TruthInTelevision. It may be easier to keep a job as a teacher (at least until recently) than to keep a job as an actor or artist.
16th Jan '16 10:33:10 PM nombretomado
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* Averted by ''PushingDaisies'' when the team run into a mime. He initially attempts to describe his own murder through pure mime, but is told not to, quickly complies, and isn't portrayed as very annoying at all. In fact, Chuck asks "can you do trapped in a glass box, because I love that."
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* Averted by ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' when the team run into a mime. He initially attempts to describe his own murder through pure mime, but is told not to, quickly complies, and isn't portrayed as very annoying at all. In fact, Chuck asks "can you do trapped in a glass box, because I love that."

* ''TheFarSide'': "If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, and it hits a mime, does anybody care?"
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* ''TheFarSide'': ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': "If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, and it hits a mime, does anybody care?"
24th Dec '15 4:49:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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Portrayed as corrupt {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s in contrast to the traditions of standard armies, even TheEvilArmy. They also make perfect post-communism villains for avoiding the need to demonise a foreign country. Nice portrayals show violent, opportunistic drunkards with power fantasies, disregard for laws and ethics, and loose trigger fingers. They like to hang around at checkpoints and harass everyone for money, booze, or both. They're either people who can't function in regular society or are psychopathic manchildren from rich countries whose idea of a party is getting paid big bucks to terrorize poor people in wartorn lands just because they can and they're getting paid. Mean protrayals depict war criminals who actively seek out chances to kill and torture and get paid for it. They don't care who the employer is or who they're beign set loose on, so long as the money keeps coming and they get to rape, pillage, and burn.
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Portrayed as corrupt {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s in contrast to the traditions of standard armies, even TheEvilArmy. They also make perfect post-communism villains for avoiding the need to demonise a foreign country. Nice portrayals show violent, opportunistic drunkards with power fantasies, disregard for laws and ethics, and loose trigger fingers. They like to hang around at checkpoints and harass everyone for money, booze, or both. They're either people who can't function in regular society or are psychopathic manchildren from rich countries whose idea of a party is getting paid big bucks to terrorize poor people in wartorn lands just because they can and they're getting paid. Mean protrayals depict war criminals who actively seek out chances to kill and torture and get paid for it. They don't care who the employer is or who they're beign being set loose on, so long as the money keeps coming and they get to rape, pillage, and burn.
7th Dec '15 9:07:32 AM hydrix
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* Creators of Reality-tv/Human interest are rarely ever portrayed positively in fiction, even at the height of their popularity. Often they are considered to be sociopaths that love exploiting the pain and suffering of others to attract sensation, extremely abusive with no respect whatsoever for the man that becomes the subject of their show, narcissistic and very condemning towards anyone that is not "normal" enough (whatever the last term means). It is telling that the most critically acclaimed Flemish program ever (''In de gloria'') is all about laughing with those people.
25th Nov '15 7:07:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Harold Crick in ''StrangerThanFiction'' is a tax worker who is definitely dull, boring and completely structured, but ''not'' heartless, and is in fact portrayed as a good man.
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* Harold Crick in ''StrangerThanFiction'' ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'' is a tax worker who is definitely dull, boring and completely structured, but ''not'' heartless, and is in fact portrayed as a good man.

* ''ShallowGrave'': "David may be an accountant but at least he tries". David's boringness is continually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] until David gets [[BewareTheNiceOnes a whole lot less boring]] later on. In the words of his boss:
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* ''ShallowGrave'': ''Film/ShallowGrave'': "David may be an accountant but at least he tries". David's boringness is continually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] until David gets [[BewareTheNiceOnes a whole lot less boring]] later on. In the words of his boss:
18th Nov '15 7:11:57 PM BlackBaroness
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* Averted in ''Working Girls'', which neither criticizes nor glamorizes women in the sex industry, but depicts them as average people doing their job. It's a DeconstructorFleet of all of the tropes associated with prostitution in fiction.
6th Nov '15 4:35:01 PM nombretomado
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Whenever something is {{pothole}}d on ExecutiveMeddling, there is a high chance that it's said in a bad way: people obsessed with {{Ratings}} and cost over the real quality of a show, who think ViewersAreMorons, {{Macekre}} and {{Bowdlerise}} imported {{anime}}, etc. The ProtectionFromEditors page gives them some vindication.
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Whenever something is {{pothole}}d on ExecutiveMeddling, there is a high chance that it's said in a bad way: people obsessed with {{Ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} and cost over the real quality of a show, who think ViewersAreMorons, {{Macekre}} and {{Bowdlerise}} imported {{anime}}, etc. The ProtectionFromEditors page gives them some vindication.
17th Oct '15 10:03:30 AM Rjinswand
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* An aversion is the Murakami short story "Super-Frog Saves Tokyo," where the main character is a debt collector, who is an average salaryman, and is a total {{badass}} because he's so very calm. Also, he helps the titular Super-Frog save Tokyo.
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* An aversion is the Murakami short story "Super-Frog Saves Tokyo," where the main character is a debt collector, who is an average salaryman, and is a total {{badass}} badass because he's so very calm. Also, he helps the titular Super-Frog save Tokyo.
28th Sep '15 1:43:50 PM hydrix
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As discussed at the trope entry, MonsterClown is about the ''only'' clown portrayal that exists in fiction these days, aside from the occasional case of the clown who HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight or the clown as the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible fot turning a circus in a institution on the same moral level as the mafia, which isn't much better. While the basis for RealLife mime dislike is their being annoying, clowns have the baggage of more ostentatious appearances and criminals (i.e., murderers, pedophiles) like John Wayne Gacy. On top of this, they're not seen as particularly talented performers even in non-evil portrayals (i.e., the obnoxious birthday party clown). The fact that circus, the medium in which most of the best and often non-stereotypical RealLife clowns work, is not as popular as it once was doesn't help.
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As discussed at the trope entry, MonsterClown is about the ''only'' clown portrayal that exists in fiction these days, aside from the occasional case of the clown who HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight or the clown as the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible fot for corrupting the circus they are working on and turning a circus in a institution on the same moral level as the mafia, it into something morally reprehensible (animal abuse and drug stories abound), which isn't much better. While the basis for RealLife mime dislike is their being annoying, clowns have the baggage of more ostentatious appearances and criminals (i.e., murderers, pedophiles) like John Wayne Gacy. On top of this, they're not seen as particularly talented performers even in non-evil portrayals (i.e., the obnoxious birthday party clown). The fact that circus, the medium in which most of the best and often non-stereotypical RealLife clowns work, is not as popular as it once was doesn't help.
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