History Main / AllTakeAndNoGive

23rd Apr '18 10:58:28 AM LauraCiavarella
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* Played straight in Sammy Hagar's/ Rick Springfield's hit single "I've Done Everything for You," where the narrator describes his relationship as being this.
--> "I've done everything for you. You've done nothing for me."
10th Apr '18 6:01:06 AM chopshop
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* In ''Film/{{Looper}}'', Old Joe accuses [[IHatePastMe his younger self]] of being this to his ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble their?]]) future wife, saying that he’ll just soak her love up like a sponge and not understand how much he owes her until [[spoiler:she’s gone]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'': For as much as Lord Boxman likes to claim [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes his robots are his family]], he constantly exploits them and treats them like servants, only openly reciprocating their love when they accomplish his goals. The effect this has had on their mental states is about what you’d expect:
-->'''Raymond''': [Shannon] just doesn't seem to realize that love must only be granted when certain expectations are met.
-->'''Darrell''': Right? [[EvilCannotComprehendGood It's like she learned nothing from daddy]]!
9th Apr '18 1:22:09 PM foxmccloud4387
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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' plays with this. Yugi solves the Millennium Puzzle and gains a spirit for an alter ego. The spirit then protects Yugi from bullies and wins games of all kinds on his behalf, including tournaments, whilst letting Yugi take credit. Initially Yugi refuses to entertain the idea of the helping the spirit get his freedom, but he later admits his dependency and resolves to become stronger. Zigzagged in that most of the reason the pair entered tournaments in the first place was people targeting the Puzzle and Yugi's loved ones, rather than Yugi using the spirit intentionally for personal glory.

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh'' plays with this. Yugi solves the Millennium Puzzle and gains a spirit for an alter ego. The spirit then protects Yugi from bullies and wins games of all kinds on his behalf, including tournaments, whilst letting Yugi take credit. Initially Yugi refuses to entertain the idea of the helping the spirit get his freedom, but he later admits his dependency and resolves to become stronger. Zigzagged in that most of the reason the pair entered tournaments in the first place was people targeting the Puzzle and Yugi's loved ones, rather than Yugi using the spirit intentionally for personal glory. The final arc partially focuses on Yugi asserting his own strength and learning to live up to the reputation the spirit gave him, netting a big victory against one of the final villain's forms and challenging the spirit to a final duel after the day has been saved.
15th Mar '18 10:10:14 AM KizunaTallis
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* The Barone family are a seemingly dysfunctional example of this dynamic in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. [[JewishMother Matriarch]] Marie Barone controls her adult family by seemingly eternal giving - of food, comforts, domestic help - which serves to keep her husband and sons as dependent man-children who are forever bound to her in a web of obligation. She also uses her giving streak to minimise and diminish her two daughters-in-law. But neither her husband nor her sons can resist taking.

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* The Barone family are a seemingly dysfunctional example of this dynamic in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. [[JewishMother Matriarch]] Marie Barone controls her adult family by seemingly eternal giving - of food, comforts, domestic help - which serves to keep her husband and sons as dependent man-children who are forever bound to her in a web of obligation. She also uses her giving streak to minimise minimize and diminish her two daughters-in-law. But neither her husband nor her sons can resist taking.


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* Ann and Andy's relationship in the first season of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is this, with Ann being the giver and Andy the taker. Not helping was that Ann was a bit of an ExtremeDoormat with a bad case of FlorenceNightingaleEffect and WeaknessTurnsHerOn while Andy was a LazyBum ManChild whose laziness was implied to have been inadvertently enabled by Ann's coddling. It comes to a head when Andy breaks his legs after stumbling into an abandoned pit near their home, driving Ann to make a complaint to the city government, kicking off the main plot, and Ann discovers at the end of the season that Andy deliberately delayed getting his leg casts removed for two whole weeks just because he liked having her wait on him hand and foot. This drives her to finally break up with him. They both go on to find better and more equal relationships with other people.
12th Mar '18 8:16:27 PM konekootome
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* In ''FanFic/ConversationsWithACryptid'' Hisashi Midoriya is the Giver, being Inko's absentee and rich husband who gives Inko and their son Izuku as much money as they need. Unfortunately for Inko as the Taker since she quit her job to marry him and have Izuku, she has no way of reprisal. Since she is dependent on him for income and for Izuku's tuition, she can't divorce him for disappearing on her for 8 years. Inko can't refuse his help because it would be difficult to get a job since she has been out of the workforce so long and she has no family for support.
8th Feb '18 9:04:11 AM KizunaTallis
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** This is also the case with Cartman's romantic relationship with Heidi Turner in Season 21. Heidi's desire for an honest, open, and equal relationship is hardly unreasonable, but Cartman believes she's demanding too much of him because he's such a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]] - he wants to be cared for without caring back in return. After dithering on it some as well as briefly [[TookALevelInJerkass becoming exactly like him]], Heidi finally wises up at the end of the season and permanently breaks up with Cartman.
1st Feb '18 2:01:04 AM Truro
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** Sheldon Cooper is a Taker with his all his friends being the Givers, expecting others to succumb to his every whim, from what they eat each day to driving him around no matter how it might inconvenience others, and only does things for others when he literally has no other choice. On the other hand, he does have his PetTheDog moments, such as loaning Penny money on ''very'' generous terms knowing he'll likely never get it back; hiring Raj as an assistant so he could remain in the country when his research grant (and his visa) were cancelled; and saving Leonard's life from the rocket fuel accident that destroyed the elevator (and protecting Leonard's reputation by lying to the landlord, police, and Homeland Security about the exact circumstances). He also recommended Leonard for the North Sea research trip when it was in no way to his benefit (either professionally or personally) to do so.
** Because Leonard is a [[ExtremeDoormat chronic enabler]], he is the Giver in this sort of relationship with several characters, be it [[SmallNameBigEgo the aforementioned Sheldon]], [[PrettyFreeloader Penny]] or even his own mother [[AbusiveParents Beverly]].

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** Sheldon Cooper is a Taker with his all his friends being the Givers, expecting others to succumb to his every whim, from what they eat each day to driving him around no matter how it might inconvenience others, and only does things for others when he literally has no other choice. On the other hand, he does have his PetTheDog moments, such moments. [[note]] Such as loaning Penny money on ''very'' generous terms knowing he'll likely never get it back; hiring Raj as an assistant so he could remain in the country when his research grant (and his visa) were cancelled; and saving Leonard's life from the rocket fuel accident that destroyed the elevator (and protecting Leonard's reputation by lying to the landlord, police, and Homeland Security about the exact circumstances). He also recommended Leonard for the North Sea research trip when it was in no way to his benefit (either professionally or personally) to do so.
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** Because Leonard is a [[ExtremeDoormat chronic enabler]], he is the Giver in this sort of relationship with several characters, be it [[SmallNameBigEgo the aforementioned Sheldon]], [[PrettyFreeloader Penny]] or even his own mother [[AbusiveParents Beverly]].
2nd Jan '18 2:08:37 AM CountDorku
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* Mr Eaten in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' is not generous. Seeking the Name will take everything from you, and there isn't a whole lot Mr Eaten will give back.
27th Dec '17 10:45:40 AM JMQwilleran
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* In the ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' film, Queenie Goldstein discovers Newt Scamander's relationship with Leta Lestrange by reading his mind, and how it didn't work out.
-->'''Queenie''': She was a taker. You need a giver.
24th Dec '17 4:21:01 PM Truro
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** Because Leonard is a [[ExtremeDoormat chronic enabler]], he is the Giver in this sort of relationship with several characters, be it [[SmallNameBigEgo the aforementioned Sheldon]], [[PrettyFreeloader Penny]] or even his own mother [[AbusiveParnts Beverly]].

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** Because Leonard is a [[ExtremeDoormat chronic enabler]], he is the Giver in this sort of relationship with several characters, be it [[SmallNameBigEgo the aforementioned Sheldon]], [[PrettyFreeloader Penny]] or even his own mother [[AbusiveParnts [[AbusiveParents Beverly]].
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