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21st Jan '17 10:49:46 PM Dravencour
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Runners sometimes get hired to do a courier job. One memorable one was to deliver a dragon's egg.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Runners sometimes get hired to do a courier job. One memorable one was to deliver a dragon's egg. Some characters can even be specialized in the job, with headware designed to carry data that can only be extracted by someone with the proper key.
27th Dec '16 7:34:30 AM MiddleEighth
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*Paul and George get thrust into this role by the Guardians in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. After the “debacle” by George and John the previous day, the only mission that the Guardians will give them is a boring courier mission to a distant coastal town. (Though things get a lot livelier when the recipient of their delivery turns out to have been missing for several days.)
**The four find being couriers desperately boring and pointless, and they make it clear later on that they will not accept such missions any longer.
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27th Nov '16 5:58:18 AM LentilSandEater
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** The protagonist ''is'' The Courier, with the default name being simply "Courier". Some refer to him as Courier Six. The plot revolves around [[MacGuffin the package he's carrying]], over which he was shot in the head at the start.

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** The protagonist ''is'' The Courier, with the default name being simply "Courier". Some refer to him them as Courier Six. The plot revolves around [[MacGuffin the package he's they're carrying]], over which he was they were shot in the head at the start.
3rd Sep '16 6:16:17 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Several secondary characters in the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series. Couriers hold the rank of captain, because they each have their own dragon. But they're low-status captains, because their dragons are of the smallest breeds and they don't have a crew to manage.

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* Several secondary characters in the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series. series:
** In Europe,
Couriers hold the rank of captain, because they each have their own dragon. But they're low-status captains, because their dragons are of the smallest breeds and they don't have a crew to manage.manage.
** The [[LandOfDragons Chinese]] Jade Dragons are a breed so small they cannot hope to take off with an adult human, but their great speed and endurance means a network of them are employed for high priority correspondence.
16th Aug '16 12:27:56 AM PaulA
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* The cover story for Miles [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] as opposed to his real job as head of the Dendarii. A mistake during the rescue of a ''real'' courier is what eventually ends his military career.

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* The In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, a courier position is the cover story for Miles [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan as opposed to his real job as head of the Dendarii. A mistake during the rescue of a ''real'' courier is what eventually ends his military career.
14th Aug '16 5:02:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NewHorizon'': While all the major cities have communication links to each other as well as railroads and ports, smaller towns need couriers to deliver goods and messages, and sometimes, it's better to send someone to ensure the package arrives. Also, this is a background that can be selected, allowing the player to smuggle and depending on the type of courier, better movement in areas or the ability to operate certain vehicles with ease.

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* ''NewHorizon'': ''TabletopGame/NewHorizon'': While all the major cities have communication links to each other as well as railroads and ports, smaller towns need couriers to deliver goods and messages, and sometimes, it's better to send someone to ensure the package arrives. Also, this is a background that can be selected, allowing the player to smuggle and depending on the type of courier, better movement in areas or the ability to operate certain vehicles with ease.



* ''{{Traveller}}'': Justified in that FTL communications are not possible so messages have to be carried through jump space on a starship before being transmitted.

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* ''{{Traveller}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'': Justified in that FTL communications are not possible so messages have to be carried through jump space on a starship before being transmitted.
23rd Jul '16 12:42:26 PM nombretomado
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Since it's a romantic spy type of job that still allows [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism cynicism]] with money, combined with the fact that it's an easy way to bring characters to new places or into contact with interesting people, it's ripe for protagonist-hood, but this is not always the case. Can often turn up even in futuristic settings where you'd imagine advanced technology would make human Couriers obsolete, generally as a form of commentary on the presence of BigBrother in the setting.

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Since it's a romantic spy type of job that still allows [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism cynicism]] with money, combined with the fact that it's an easy way to bring characters to new places or into contact with interesting people, it's ripe for protagonist-hood, but this is not always the case. Can often turn up even in futuristic settings where you'd imagine advanced technology would make human Couriers obsolete, generally as a form of commentary on the presence of BigBrother a ShadowDictator in the setting.
3rd Jul '16 7:02:17 AM DannWoolf
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** Ulysses, the BigBad of ''Lonesome Road'' and a major player in the other three [[DownloadableContent DLCs]] ([[spoiler: and several major events in the game]]) is another courier. It's later revealed that the reason he became one is [[spoiler: after witnessing the Courier [[ButForMeItWasTuesday unwittingly]] delivered a package that ended up destroying Ulysses' adopted homeland, showing him the effect that one individual can have on the world]].

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** Ulysses, the BigBad of ''Lonesome Road'' and a major player in the other three [[DownloadableContent DLCs]] ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and several major events in the game]]) is another courier. It's later revealed that the reason he became one is [[spoiler: after witnessing the Courier [[ButForMeItWasTuesday unwittingly]] delivered a package that ended up destroying Ulysses' adopted homeland, showing him the effect that one individual can have on the world]].
24th Jun '16 2:40:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GetEd'' is about a whole team of these.

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* ''GetEd'' ''WesternAnimation/GetEd'' is about a whole team of these.



* DonaldDuck plays a courier in the cartoon "Donald's Lucky Day", in which he unwittingly carries a TimeBomb - [[ThirteenIsUnlucky on Friday 13th]], no less.

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* DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck plays a courier in the cartoon "Donald's Lucky Day", in which he unwittingly carries a TimeBomb - [[ThirteenIsUnlucky on Friday 13th]], no less.
6th Jun '16 3:56:35 PM dy031101
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* In the upcoming MMO ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'', information runners are basically couriers [[RecycledInSpace in space]] and functioning part of a vital line of communication that keeps the Human civilizations together in an universe where Faster-Than-Light travel is hazardous and/or unstable.

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* In the upcoming MMO ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'', information runners are basically couriers [[RecycledInSpace in space]] and functioning part of a vital line of communication that keeps the Human civilizations together in an universe where Faster-Than-Light travel is hazardous and/or unstable. There are ships either dedicated or better-equipped out of the factory for this role although many plain-vanilla civilian ship models with sufficient internal capacity can presumably be configured for info runner duties as well.
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