History Main / AllTakeAndNoGive

22nd Jul '17 6:10:34 PM merotoker
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* A major point in ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn''. Gladia has been raised on Solaria, a SexIsEvil planet. She never had an orgasm, because there was no Giver and no Taker. Later, she emigrated to Aurora, a FreeLoveFuture planet, but the problem persisted, because with the free attitude, there was once again neither Giver nor Taker. Then, she was given a RidiculouslyHumanRobot, and did manage to have an orgasm, but she was only a Taker, because a robot cannot Take. And then, she had sex with Baley when he was near-unconscious with exhaustion, to experience the role of a Giver. Considering she then married an Auroran and lived with him for over a century, it can be assumed all this gave her the proper perspective.

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* A major point in ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn''. Gladia has been raised on Solaria, a SexIsEvil planet. She never had an orgasm, because there was no Giver and no Taker. Later, she emigrated to Aurora, a FreeLoveFuture planet, but the problem persisted, because with the free attitude, there was once again neither Giver nor Taker. Then, she was given a RidiculouslyHumanRobot, {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}}, and did manage to have an orgasm, but she was only a Taker, because a robot cannot Take. And then, she had sex with Baley when he was near-unconscious with exhaustion, to experience the role of a Giver. Considering she then married an Auroran and lived with him for over a century, it can be assumed all this gave her the proper perspective.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Any relationship with Harley Quinn, where she will be The Giver. She invokes this trope being the lover of ComicBook/TheJoker and Poison Ivy's friend. Justified because those two are {{The Sociopath}}s and can only be The Takers. The truly ''disturbing'' thing about Harley is that she looks for this type of relationship (The Joker and Poison Ivy maybe could ''like'' Harley, but as {{The Sociopath}}s, they cannot ''truly care'' about her. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' we see that Harley has this type of relationship with her granddaughters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Any relationship with Harley Quinn, where she will be The Giver. She invokes this trope being the lover of ComicBook/TheJoker and Poison Ivy's ComicBook/PoisonIvy's friend. Justified because those two are {{The Sociopath}}s and can only be The Takers. The truly ''disturbing'' thing about Harley is that she looks for this type of relationship (The Joker and Poison Ivy maybe could ''like'' Harley, but as {{The Sociopath}}s, they cannot ''truly care'' about her. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' we see that Harley has this type of relationship with her granddaughters.
17th Jul '17 7:40:08 AM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/HerInnerDemons'': Sadly this was Sci-Twilight's relationship with Crystal Prep in a nutshell. She used her smarts to help Crystal Prep win countless academic contests, but all the student body offered her was ridicule and scorn, instead of praise and recognition she never got at her old school. Abacus Cinch initially averted this by giving Sci-Twilight some privileges, but then played it straight by blackmailing her star student into joining the Friendship Games. During the Friendship Games, she still got no recognition from her fellow Shadowbolts. So it is a small wonder she grew angry and resentful enough to [[spoiler: become Midnight Sparkle once she unleashed the magic]].

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* ''FanFic/HerInnerDemons'': Sadly this was Sci-Twilight's relationship with Crystal Prep in a nutshell. She used was the Giver, using her smarts to help Crystal Prep win countless academic contests, but all the student body offered played the taker, and gave her was nothing but ridicule and scorn, instead of praise and recognition she never got at her old school. Abacus Cinch initially averted this by giving Sci-Twilight some privileges, but then played it straight by blackmailing her star student into joining the Friendship Games. During the Friendship Games, she still got no recognition from her fellow Shadowbolts. So it is a small wonder she grew angry and resentful enough to [[spoiler: become Midnight Sparkle once she unleashed the magic]].
17th Jul '17 7:38:31 AM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/HerInnerDemons'': Sadly this was Sci-Twilight's relationship with Crystal Prep in a nutshell. She used her smarts to help Crystal Prep win countless academic contests, but all the student body offered her was ridicule and scorn, instead of praise and recognition she never got at her old school. Abacus Cinch initially averted this by giving Sci-Twilight some privileges, but then played it straight by blackmailing her star student into joining the Friendship Games. During the Friendship Games, she still got no recognition from her fellow Shadowbolts. So it is a small wonder she grew angry and resentful enough to [[spoiler: become Midnight Sparkle once she unleashed the magic]].
--> '''Sci-Twilight''':I won one city academic contest after another, Crystal Prep became more prestigious than ever, and not a single smile or a slap on the back or even a "Good job, Twilight" followed.
5th Jul '17 3:34:28 AM Omeganian
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* A major point in ''Literature/TheRobotsOfDawn''. Gladia has been raised on Solaria, a SexIsEvil planet. She never had an orgasm, because there was no Giver and no Taker. Later, she emigrated to Aurora, a FreeLoveFuture planet, but the problem persisted, because with the free attitude, there was once again neither Giver nor Taker. Then, she was given a RidiculouslyHumanRobot, and did manage to have an orgasm, but she was only a Taker, because a robot cannot Take. And then, she had sex with Baley when he was near-unconscious with exhaustion, to experience the role of a Giver. Considering she then married an Auroran and lived with him for over a century, it can be assumed all this gave her the proper perspective.
20th Apr '17 11:09:49 PM greatpikminfan
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* This is discussed in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' when Bill joins a chorus group. When Bill tries to argue that they are his friends and need them, Hank brings up how they have only been asking to give (to the point where they made him use up his sick and vacation days at work) and talks about how friendship is a two-way street.
23rd Mar '17 3:28:14 PM Lanes17B
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* Mr. Burns is like this to Smithers on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', much of the time. On the other hand, Smithers doesn't seem to mind, since he has an almost pathological need to serve Burns. When his boss fired him, he quickly became a drunken wreck, spending his days drinking cheap Scotch and watching Creator/ComedyCentral. When Homer accidentally crippled Burns by pushing him out of a third-story window, forcing him to be waited on hand and foot by Smithers, Smithers sent the Simpsons a very large basket of fruit as thanks.

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* Mr. Burns is like this to Smithers on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', much of the time. On the other hand, Smithers doesn't seem to mind, [[HappinessInSlavery since he has an almost pathological need to serve Burns. Burns.]] When his boss fired him, he quickly became a drunken wreck, spending his days drinking cheap Scotch and watching Creator/ComedyCentral. When Homer accidentally crippled Burns by pushing him out of a third-story window, forcing him to be waited on hand and foot by Smithers, Smithers sent the Simpsons a very large basket of fruit as thanks.
23rd Mar '17 3:23:11 PM Lanes17B
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* The titular fat cat in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', believes that his lot in life is to not be disturbed while he sleeps for as long as he pleases, and eat as much as he can stuff into his stomach, while Jon's place in the world to keep him fed and not complain about the humongous grocery bills, or the mean spirited pranks Garfield plays on him or Odie.
10th Mar '17 6:16:26 PM eowynjedi
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* Creator/JaneAusten loved this so much, one imagines she knew a person or two who plagued her in real life...
** Lydia Bennet of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' demands attention all the time, appropriates her sister Kitty's clothing at will, and never thinks that she should do anything for anyone else. Really, the scene where she tells Jane and Elizabeth "We're treating you to lunch, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint but you have to lend us the money because we've already spent ours]]" says it all.
** Tom Bertram in ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' uses up so much of his dad's money that his dad is forced to give the church living he'd intended for his younger son to a different man so as to clear the debt. Tom is extremely annoyed at all the fuss being made over it. (He smartens up after a particularly wild night sends him into a nearly fatal illness for weeks, and all of his hundred or more "particular friends" ditch him.)
** Mr. Elliot of ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'' is quite a sinister version. He married his first wife for money, and though she loved him, he was callous and cold to her after the wedding and she died a very unhappy woman. Later, he was as close as family to his good friends the Smiths--encouraging them to spend far past their means to keep him in style, and then abandoning them when they went broke. He doesn't so much as twitch a finger to help Mrs. Smith get an inheritance she's legally entitled to, not because he's claiming it but because he can't be ''bothered.''
16th Jan '17 5:07:28 PM Tsukiyo
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* In ''Fanfic/NukumeDori'', surprisingly, [[AllLovingHero Subaru]] becomes a taker. After establishing their relationship, Subaru demands that Seishirou show sincere affection and attention to him, but Subaru is either too embarrassed, scared or absorbed into other people's problems to do the same in return. He gets better.
14th Jan '17 6:00:37 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Any relationship with Harley Quinn, where she will be ''The Giver''. She invokes this trope being the lover of ComicBook/TheJoker and Poison Ivy's friend. Justified because those two are {{The Sociopath}}s and can only be ''The takers''. The truly ''disturbing'' thing about Harley is that she looks for this type of relationship (The Joker and Poison Ivy maybe could ''like'' Harley, but as {{The Sociopath}}s, they cannot ''truly care'' about her. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' we see that Harley has this type of relationship with her granddaughters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Any relationship with Harley Quinn, where she will be ''The Giver''.The Giver. She invokes this trope being the lover of ComicBook/TheJoker and Poison Ivy's friend. Justified because those two are {{The Sociopath}}s and can only be ''The takers''.The Takers. The truly ''disturbing'' thing about Harley is that she looks for this type of relationship (The Joker and Poison Ivy maybe could ''like'' Harley, but as {{The Sociopath}}s, they cannot ''truly care'' about her. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' we see that Harley has this type of relationship with her granddaughters.granddaughters.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Simon Stagg is The Giver to his daughter, Sapphire. When she falls in love with someone and plans to move to Chicago, Stagg uses her lover in an experiment that leaves him horribly disfigured so she'll have only her daddy to turn to.
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