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21st Sep '16 2:29:22 PM LentilSandEater
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* You can play Shepard this way in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games. ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is filled with them:

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'':
** Kaidan has to be ''repeatedly'' encouraged to speak freely in order to get any actual insight out of him. He's a lot less uneasy around people of lower rank, but someone of higher rank, like - say - Shepard...
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You can play Shepard this way in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games. all the games, often by ignoring the Paragon/Renegade dialogue options and going for the neutral options. You do suffer from a mild version of NoPointsForNeutrality for the first two games, but the third allows this approach unequivocally.
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''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is filled with them:



** Thane Krios, who's been working as an assassin since he was twelve. He once expresses disgust with mercenaries who 'think painted armor makes them professionals'.

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** Thane Krios, who's been working as an assassin since he was twelve. He once expresses disgust with mercenaries who 'think painted armor makes them t*hem professionals'.



** Back in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Kaidan has to be ''repeatedly'' encouraged to speak freely in order to get any actual insight out of him. He's a lot less uneasy around people of lower rank, but someone of higher rank, like - say - Shepard...
14th Sep '16 8:58:11 PM Technicolourtardis
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** Apollo Justice has shades of this. While he's quirky like literally everyone else in the franchise, he goes out of his way to be exceedingly professional and serious on the job and is rather ruthless in court. He dislikes when people get off track and shows deep disdain for Klavier Gavin since Gavin doesn't act like a serious professional in court. He's one of the characters who is extremely dedicated to his job of finding the truth, regardless of what the answer will be.
12th Aug '16 1:10:20 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Master Chief from the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' universe fits this. To quote Bungie artist Eddie Smith, John-117 is "pretty much the consummate professional. He does his job, walks off, doesn't even get the girl, he's that cool he doesn't need her." He is given an objective and ordered to "Win" and he will execute on that order to the best of his ability, pulling out a victory by any means necessary. He does so because he was raised to be one, along with all the other [=Spartan-IIs=], and fights simply because that is who he is, rather than for any kind of profit or glory. In fact, he displays some discomfort at any media attention, preferring to conduct himself humbly but with absolute self-confidence.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The Master Chief from the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' universe fits is very much this. To quote Bungie artist Eddie Smith, John-117 is "pretty much the consummate professional. He does his job, walks off, doesn't even get the girl, he's that cool he doesn't need her." He is given an objective and ordered to "Win" and he will execute on that order to the best of his ability, pulling out a victory by any means necessary. He does so because he was raised to be one, along with all the other [=Spartan-IIs=], and fights simply because that is who he is, rather than for any kind of profit or glory. In fact, he displays some discomfort at any media attention, preferring to conduct himself humbly but with absolute self-confidence.self-confidence.
** Jameson Locke is this too; he treats each assignment as just another job, whatever his private doubts are, and is particularly well-served by his ability to not hold grudges or take things personally.
23rd Jul '16 10:27:47 PM foxmccloud4387
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->''"When a true soldier is told to kill, he kills. He does not question why, he does not mourn the fallen; he fulfills his role and moves on to the next."''
-->-- '''Locus,''' ''Machinia/RedVsBlue'',

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->''"When a true soldier is told to kill, he kills. He does not question why, why; he does not mourn the fallen; he fulfills his role and moves on to the next."''
-->-- '''Locus,''' ''Machinia/RedVsBlue'',
''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
12th Jun '16 4:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* Of the MarvelUniverse mercs, {{Taskmaster}} is the one that most fits. Pretty much all the other mercs are nowhere near as professional or emotionally detached.

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* Of the MarvelUniverse mercs, {{Taskmaster}} ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} is the one that most fits. Pretty much all the other mercs are nowhere near as professional or emotionally detached.
5th Jun '16 5:14:38 PM eroock
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The '''Consummate Professional''' is most often a [[TheStoic very serious character]], be it by choice or by requirement. Use of this trope is often, though not always, involved in a profession that warrants violence or is on the shadier side of the law like a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors soldier of fortune]], [[SpyFiction professional spy]], {{Courier}}, or [[ProfessionalKiller professional assassin]]. Regardless of precisely who employs them or what their actual job is, being a Consummate Professional is standard for [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] types as well. Alternatively, he can also belong to a more conventional profession, but be ruthlessly dedicated to it, such as a profession in the legal system or a corporate position. He has a very strict code of conduct to which he adheres meticulously, and instantly dislikes anyone who implies he should lighten up. He also instantly dislikes anyone who's a little too friendly (after all, BeingPersonalIsntProfessional). This attitude is most of the time justified: his line of work makes any personal connection or moral compunction a liability. This doesn't mean he's a complete cold fish, it just means he prefers ethics to morals. Morals are broad and prone to emotional interpretation, ethics are specific and more efficient. While he might be willing to have a softer disposition towards friends or family, any client is treated impersonally and no better than the job demands. If there are [[CharacterAlignment alignments]] in play, they stick most to Lawful and Neutral alignments, rarely to Good ones (since an altruistic attitude doesn't lend itself to their ruthless dedication to their job) and NEVER to Chaotic. LawfulNeutral or LawfulEvil are the most common alignments associated with this trope.

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The '''Consummate Professional''' Consummate Professional is most often a [[TheStoic very serious character]], be it by choice or by requirement. Use of this trope is often, though not always, involved in a profession that warrants violence or is on the shadier side of the law like a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors soldier of fortune]], [[SpyFiction professional spy]], {{Courier}}, or [[ProfessionalKiller professional assassin]]. Regardless of precisely who employs them or what their actual job is, being a Consummate Professional is standard for [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] types as well. Alternatively, he can also belong to a more conventional profession, but be ruthlessly dedicated to it, such as a profession in the legal system or a corporate position. He has a very strict code of conduct to which he adheres meticulously, and instantly dislikes anyone who implies he should lighten up. He also instantly dislikes anyone who's a little too friendly (after all, BeingPersonalIsntProfessional). This attitude is most of the time justified: his line of work makes any personal connection or moral compunction a liability. This doesn't mean he's a complete cold fish, it just means he prefers ethics to morals. Morals are broad and prone to emotional interpretation, ethics are specific and more efficient. While he might be willing to have a softer disposition towards friends or family, any client is treated impersonally and no better than the job demands. If there are [[CharacterAlignment alignments]] in play, they stick most to Lawful and Neutral alignments, rarely to Good ones (since an altruistic attitude doesn't lend itself to their ruthless dedication to their job) and NEVER to Chaotic. LawfulNeutral or LawfulEvil are the most common alignments associated with this trope.
30th May '16 8:22:29 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Bond himself was very professional in the novels in that he frequently chose completing his mission ''first'' over having casual sex with the GirlOfTheWeek.
15th May '16 1:28:26 AM TARINunit9
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* In a mostly non-violent example, Pepper Potts from the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' is '''the''' GirlFriday. She's utterly MarriedToTheJob, and that job is whatever [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Tony Stark]] [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder needs her to be]]. From breaking into a supervillain's office to steal files to running a multi-billion dollar company so he can focus on his gadgets, Pepper can do it all. Despite clearly being Tony's love interest, she has a history of refusing to date him if his immaturity interferes with her job (and, by extension, his own). The only thing that she's missing is the stoic demeanor, though [[WorldOfSnark that's hardly her fault]].
15th May '16 1:17:15 AM TARINunit9
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The '''Consummate Professional''' is most often a [[TheStoic very serious character]], and often involved in a profession that warrants violence or is on the shadier side of the law like a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors soldier of fortune]], [[SpyFiction professional spy]], {{Courier}}, or [[ProfessionalKiller professional assassin]]. Regardless of precisely who employs them or what their actual job is, being a Consummate Professional is standard for [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] types as well. Alternatively, he can also belong to a more conventional profession, but be ruthlessly dedicated to it, such as a profession in the legal system or a corporate position. He has a very strict code of conduct to which he adheres meticulously, and instantly dislikes anyone who implies he should lighten up. He also instantly dislikes anyone who's a little too friendly (after all, BeingPersonalIsntProfessional). This attitude is most of the time justified: his line of work makes any personal connection or moral compunction a liability. This doesn't mean he's a complete cold fish, it just means he prefers ethics to morals. Morals are broad and prone to emotional interpretation, ethics are specific and more efficient. While he might be willing to have a softer disposition towards friends or family, any client is treated impersonally and no better than the job demands. If there are [[CharacterAlignment alignments]] in play, they stick most to Lawful and Neutral alignments, rarely to Good ones (since an altruistic attitude doesn't lend itself to their ruthless dedication to their job) and NEVER to Chaotic. LawfulNeutral or LawfulEvil are the most common alignments associated with this trope.

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The '''Consummate Professional''' is most often a [[TheStoic very serious character]], and often be it by choice or by requirement. Use of this trope is often, though not always, involved in a profession that warrants violence or is on the shadier side of the law like a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors soldier of fortune]], [[SpyFiction professional spy]], {{Courier}}, or [[ProfessionalKiller professional assassin]]. Regardless of precisely who employs them or what their actual job is, being a Consummate Professional is standard for [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] types as well. Alternatively, he can also belong to a more conventional profession, but be ruthlessly dedicated to it, such as a profession in the legal system or a corporate position. He has a very strict code of conduct to which he adheres meticulously, and instantly dislikes anyone who implies he should lighten up. He also instantly dislikes anyone who's a little too friendly (after all, BeingPersonalIsntProfessional). This attitude is most of the time justified: his line of work makes any personal connection or moral compunction a liability. This doesn't mean he's a complete cold fish, it just means he prefers ethics to morals. Morals are broad and prone to emotional interpretation, ethics are specific and more efficient. While he might be willing to have a softer disposition towards friends or family, any client is treated impersonally and no better than the job demands. If there are [[CharacterAlignment alignments]] in play, they stick most to Lawful and Neutral alignments, rarely to Good ones (since an altruistic attitude doesn't lend itself to their ruthless dedication to their job) and NEVER to Chaotic. LawfulNeutral or LawfulEvil are the most common alignments associated with this trope.
29th Mar '16 12:31:09 AM KenKevinStriker
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* Leon, the titular character in ''Film/TheProfessional.''

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* Leon, Léon, the titular character in ''Film/TheProfessional.''''[[Film/TheProfessional LÉON: The Professional]]''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Duh]].
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