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7th Nov '16 3:50:27 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the first season of ''Westernanimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' this is Aang's default attitude since he's not 100% sure what he has to do as The Avatar. He knows he has to learn all four elements and defeat the Fire Nation. But 'how' and "what then?" are still in the air.
28th Sep '16 5:29:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus It's all in a day's work for Bicycle Repair Man]].

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* [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': It's all in a day's work for Bicycle Repair Man]].Man.
28th Sep '16 5:28:47 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Sep '16 12:29:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Xawu #23. [[http://xawu.thecomicseries.com/comics/23/ "I was on the clock, actually"]] Complete with a IrregularWebcomic ShoutOut.

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* Xawu #23. [[http://xawu.thecomicseries.com/comics/23/ "I was on the clock, actually"]] Complete with a IrregularWebcomic Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic ShoutOut.
30th Dec '15 1:06:28 PM Doug86
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-->'''Kotetsu:''' Iím a hero because I want to save people. Isnít that enough?

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-->'''Kotetsu:''' Iím I'm a hero because I want to save people. Isnít Isn't that enough?



* Subverted rather disturbingly in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119688/1/you-obey/the-interrogation You Obey.]] The protagonist carries out the interrogation in spite of his own feelings because a. He knows that he must. b. Everyone's lives depending on him successfully getting the information. c. He loves his job.
* FanFic/WingsToFly uses it in regards to Lucrezia Noin's wing, Lucille Forsythe, who takes it on herself to try and help Noin with various personal issues and frequently uses the phrase "a good wing looks after her lead" to justify when she's obviously going above and beyond what's expected of a wingman.

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* Subverted rather disturbingly in [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119688/1/you-obey/the-interrogation You Obey.]] Obey]]''. The protagonist carries out the interrogation in spite of his own feelings because a. He knows that he must. b. Everyone's lives depending on him successfully getting the information. c. He loves his job.
* FanFic/WingsToFly ''FanFic/WingsToFly'' uses it in regards to Lucrezia Noin's wing, Lucille Forsythe, who takes it on herself to try and help Noin with various personal issues and frequently uses the phrase "a good wing looks after her lead" to justify when she's obviously going above and beyond what's expected of a wingman.



* In ''Literature/FieldsOfForeboding,'' Silean Seeker Wylar Gabriel has a note brutally pinned to his leg with a big knife by a pair of kidnappers. After his leg gets healed, however, he appears totally unfazed by the whole event, presumably because he thinks of it as an in-the-line-of duty kind of thing.

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* In ''Literature/FieldsOfForeboding,'' ''Literature/FieldsOfForeboding'', Silean Seeker Wylar Gabriel has a note brutally pinned to his leg with a big knife by a pair of kidnappers. After his leg gets healed, however, he appears totally unfazed by the whole event, presumably because he thinks of it as an in-the-line-of duty kind of thing.



* The detectives on ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' series seem to fit this at times. Particularly Det. Stabler on [[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]], who often finds his work emotionally unsettling and has had a lot of family problems because of it, but just won't quit for some reason.

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* The detectives on ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' series seem to fit this at times. Particularly Det. Stabler on [[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]], who often finds his work emotionally unsettling and has had a lot of family problems because of it, but just won't quit for some reason.



* ThePowerpuffGirls also ascribe to this, but it's been shown that they're on call even if it means sacrificing family quality time ("[=PowerProf.=]") or a budding friendship ("Superfriends").


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* ThePowerpuffGirls WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls also ascribe to this, but it's been shown that they're on call even if it means sacrificing family quality time ("[=PowerProf.=]") or a budding friendship ("Superfriends").

("Superfriends").



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30th Dec '15 2:18:30 AM SheledUmlal
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* In the ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' novels about British secret agent [[NoNameGiven Quiller]], Quiller makes clear that he (and by extension the other agents) do their job because they need the excitement. He presents it as a not very sane defect. I mean, he is all for helping humanity and his country and doing the right thing, but if he goes too long between assignments he starts to hang around the office waiting (begging) for something and finds himself agreeing to take assignments that he would have otherwise turned down.
* In ''Literature/FieldsOfForeboding,'' Silean Seeker Wylar Gabriel has a note brutally pinned to his leg with a big knife by a pair of kidnappers. After his leg gets healed, however, he appears totally unfazed by the whole event, presumably because he thinks of it as an in-the-line-of duty kind of thing.
* Literature/KateDaniels works two jobs, one at the Mercenary's Guild killing magical nasties and one at the Order of Merciful Aid, keeping the peace and tracking down serial killers. She mourns that she can't even have a pet because she's never home often enough to keep it alive, she's perpetually in dismal financial circumstances, and she's constantly being injured, brushing up against death three times in three books. Later it's revealed that she was offered a job with the elite Red Guard for very good money, but turned it down because it's too boring to sit around and wait for someone else to attack you. She'd prefer to be out there hunting down the bad guy.
* In Shanna Swendson's ''[[Literature/EnchantedInc Once upon Stilettos]]'', a gargoyle security guard's response when Katie thanks it for saving her.




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* In Shanna Swendson's ''[[Literature/EnchantedInc Once upon Stilettos]]'', a gargoyle security guard's response when Katie thanks it for saving her.
* In ''Literature/FieldsOfForeboding,'' Silean Seeker Wylar Gabriel has a note brutally pinned to his leg with a big knife by a pair of kidnappers. After his leg gets healed, however, he appears totally unfazed by the whole event, presumably because he thinks of it as an in-the-line-of duty kind of thing.
* Literature/KateDaniels works two jobs, one at the Mercenary's Guild killing magical nasties and one at the Order of Merciful Aid, keeping the peace and tracking down serial killers. She mourns that she can't even have a pet because she's never home often enough to keep it alive, she's perpetually in dismal financial circumstances, and she's constantly being injured, brushing up against death three times in three books. Later it's revealed that she was offered a job with the elite Red Guard for very good money, but turned it down because it's too boring to sit around and wait for someone else to attack you. She'd prefer to be out there hunting down the bad guy.
* Members of Rent-A-Legend, from ''Literature/MissPrince'', often join for relatively selfish reasons but stay to help others out.
* In the ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' novels about British secret agent [[NoNameGiven Quiller]], Quiller makes clear that he (and by extension the other agents) do their job because they need the excitement. He presents it as a not very sane defect. I mean, he is all for helping humanity and his country and doing the right thing, but if he goes too long between assignments he starts to hang around the office waiting (begging) for something and finds himself agreeing to take assignments that he would have otherwise turned down.
13th Nov '15 9:59:21 AM Willbyr
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* When Karina from ''TigerAndBunny'' considers quitting her dangerous, stressful, and often thankless job as a [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero Hero]], she asks Kotetsu why he keeps at it (and puts everything he has into it, no less) when [[ButtMonkey he doesn't even get the same respect for his work that the other Heroes do]]. His answer is simple.

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* When Karina from ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' considers quitting her dangerous, stressful, and often thankless job as a [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero Hero]], she asks Kotetsu why he keeps at it (and puts everything he has into it, no less) when [[ButtMonkey he doesn't even get the same respect for his work that the other Heroes do]]. His answer is simple.
8th Nov '15 6:23:33 AM Ccook1956
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* ThePowerpuffGirls also ascribe to this, but it's been shown that they're on call even if it means sacrificing family quality time ("PowerProf.") or a budding friendship ("Superfriends").


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* ThePowerpuffGirls also ascribe to this, but it's been shown that they're on call even if it means sacrificing family quality time ("PowerProf.") ("[=PowerProf.=]") or a budding friendship ("Superfriends").

8th Nov '15 6:22:55 AM Ccook1956
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\n* ThePowerpuffGirls also ascribe to this, but it's been shown that they're on call even if it means sacrificing family quality time ("PowerProf.") or a budding friendship ("Superfriends").

1st Nov '15 11:31:59 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Quiller}}'' novels about British secret agent [[NoNameGiven Quiller]], Quiller makes clear that he (and by extension the other agents) do their job because they need the excitement. He presents it as a not very sane defect. I mean, he is all for helping humanity and his country and doing the right thing, but if he goes too long between assignments he starts to hang around the office waiting (begging) for something and finds himself agreeing to take assignments that he would have otherwise turned down.

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* In the ''{{Quiller}}'' ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' novels about British secret agent [[NoNameGiven Quiller]], Quiller makes clear that he (and by extension the other agents) do their job because they need the excitement. He presents it as a not very sane defect. I mean, he is all for helping humanity and his country and doing the right thing, but if he goes too long between assignments he starts to hang around the office waiting (begging) for something and finds himself agreeing to take assignments that he would have otherwise turned down.
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