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5th Apr '17 10:37:06 PM SpocktorWho
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* A rather peculiar example in season nine of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' when [[spoiler:the angel Castiel is forcibly turned human]]. He has absolutely nothing except his clothes (and he has to steal new ones when his original outfit gets bloody), and is forced to rely on the kindness of strangers and homeless shelters to even be able to eat and keep up personal hygiene. He manages to make a few bucks doing odd jobs, and eventually starts working at a gas station, but is still homeless and secretly sleeps in the stockroom at night. The reason he's suddenly so disadvantaged is because [[spoiler:as an angel, he never needed food or shelter before and so never concerned himself with money]], leaving him completely broke and with few marketable skills. [[spoiler:Being on the run from his family ''again'' also doesn't help.]]
7th Feb '17 10:53:33 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' featured an episode where the Fire Ferrets had lost most of their hard-earned winnings by paying their rent and equipment costs, and therefore couldn't supply the entry fee they needed to enter the pro-bending tournament as well as being in danger of being turned back to the streets. Mako attempts to earn money by getting a day job using his lightning-bending to power a grid at a power plant and Bolin also tries to get some by panhandling for coins while his fire ferret Pabu does tricks. They eventually get the money they need when Mako's new friend Asami convinces her father, the wealthy industrialist Hirosi Sato, to sponsor them in the tournament.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' featured an episode where the Fire Ferrets had lost most of their hard-earned winnings by paying their rent and equipment costs, and therefore couldn't supply the entry fee they needed to enter the pro-bending tournament as well as being in danger of being turned back to the streets. Mako attempts to earn money by getting a day job using his lightning-bending to power a grid at a power plant and Bolin also tries to get some by panhandling for coins while his fire ferret Pabu does tricks. They eventually get the money they need when Mako's new friend Asami convinces her father, the wealthy industrialist Hirosi Hiroshi Sato, to sponsor them in the tournament.
30th Jan '17 11:11:24 AM Blazer
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** During the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers'' era, the team is forced to be based inside an abandoned Stark Hangar and ration out certain things like the Quinjet due to the fact that Stark was broke. The ''ComicBook/{{Avengers 2016}}'' era fixes this by giving the remaining Avengers a new base inside Parker Industries' main headquarters (which is also the Baxter Building)


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** During the ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'' storyline, Bruce loses his money, company and house due to various actions from criminals. He doesn't get it back until the start of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth''.
10th Jan '17 3:06:44 PM MiddleEighth
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*When the four return to C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', they quickly learn that Ringo's pouchful of money is now almost worthless, forcing them to start looking for jobs. And just when they develop a decent cushion of money, they get hit with an enormous fine, forcing them to spend a lot of time scrambling for more money.
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30th Dec '16 1:52:54 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': An arc played out in later seasons, where the War of the Five Kings has devastated the economy of Westeros and even the wealthy Lannisters are severely strapped for cash under the looming threat of the Iron Bank of Braavos.
26th Oct '16 12:39:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Arya Stark, who as the daughter of a powerful lord has never wanted for anything, [[spoiler:becomes a street urchin, catching pigeons for food]].

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Arya Stark, who as the daughter of a powerful lord has never wanted for anything, [[spoiler:becomes a street urchin, catching pigeons for food]].
3rd Sep '16 2:41:45 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' Season 4 story arc is about Robert Freeman becoming bankrupt and indebted to a {{loan shark}} named Ed Wuncler II.
27th Aug '16 7:35:43 AM NB2000
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* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Cash" was basically Edmund up to his eyeballs in debt, pursued by a LoanShark. Thankfully, he's able to blackmail the loan shark into not only calling off the debt, but also out of several thousand pounds extra.

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* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Cash" "Money" was basically Edmund up to his eyeballs in debt, pursued by a LoanShark. Thankfully, he's able to blackmail the loan shark into not only calling off the debt, but also out of several thousand pounds extra.
16th Jun '16 1:45:38 PM KidDynamite
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* ''Series/Friends'': One early episode focused on the differences in income among the group. They wanted to celebrate Monica's promotion and Ross's birthday, both ''some place nice''. Turns out, Monica (a sous-chef in a fancy resaurant), Ross (works at a museum) and Chandler (a corporate job) have way more money than Joy (an unemployed actor), Phoebe (a freelancing masseuse) and Rachel (a waitress). HilarityEnsues as the poor ones try to order the cheapest things on the menu, and the others being completely oblivious to their issue.

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* ''Series/Friends'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': One early episode focused on the differences in income among the group. They wanted to celebrate Monica's promotion and Ross's birthday, both ''some place nice''. Turns out, Monica (a sous-chef in a fancy resaurant), Ross (works at a museum) and Chandler (a corporate job) have way more money than Joy Joey (an unemployed actor), Phoebe (a freelancing masseuse) and Rachel (a waitress). HilarityEnsues as the poor ones try to order the cheapest things on the menu, and the others being completely oblivious to their issue.
30th May '16 5:30:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrinityBlood'': Abel, being the [[ObfuscatingStupidity disorganized person that he normally is]], never has enough money when he needs it.

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* ''TrinityBlood'': ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': Abel, being the [[ObfuscatingStupidity disorganized person that he normally is]], never has enough money when he needs it.
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