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25th Jul '16 3:54:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.
12th Jul '16 11:17:02 PM Koveras
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* The ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' adds the Fuzzico® Fuzzy Dice collection, a series of twelve fuzzy dice which are valued by in-universe collectors. Their price varies from ''negative'' [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] to hundreds of thousands on the black market, depending on the color of the dice. In-game however, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they are worth only two credits]], simply being a BraggingRightsReward. The only way to acquire them is to loot the wrecks of civilian cargo freighters.

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* The ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' adds the Fuzzico® Fuzzy Dice collection, a series of twelve fuzzy dice UsefulNotes/{{dice}} which are valued by in-universe collectors. Their price varies from ''negative'' [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] to hundreds of thousands on the black market, depending on the color of the dice. In-game however, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they are worth only two credits]], simply being a BraggingRightsReward. The only way to acquire them is to loot the wrecks of civilian cargo freighters.
7th Jun '16 2:22:25 PM DrFraud
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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]] in this play. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he get infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. At the first Act, he pays theaterís tickets with pies. At the second Act, he accepts poems in return from his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption he pays to much money to an assistant for baking a pie with the form of a lyre]] and cannot renounce to even one of his precious poems. He will be completely ruined in the beginning of the third Act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lisa]] and he will attempt an InterruptedSuicide.

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]] in this play.Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he get became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. At In the first Act, act he pays theaterís tickets with pies. At trades pies for theater tickets. In the second Act, act he accepts poems in return from for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption he pays to too much money to an assistant for baking a pie with the form of shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce to even one of his precious poems. He will be He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third Act, act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lisa]] Lise]] and he will attempt attempts an InterruptedSuicide.
30th May '16 6:26:08 PM eroock
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-> ''Stop spending all our cash''\\
''On back issues of'' TheFlash

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-> ''Stop ->''"Stop spending all our cash''\\
''On back issues of'' TheFlashof TheFlash."''
19th May '16 8:10:29 PM SSJMagus
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* Hinted at in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. While never specifically stated that cards cost vast sums of money, they do mention that the packs do cost something, assumably about the same as they do in real life. Considering that the characters are playing the game for a living, and that the rarer cards are more or less unique [[note]] ex. Dark Magician is only seen once outside of Yugi's deck. Not only is it a different color, after winning the duel, he gained possession of the card.[[/note]], so presumably they spend even more money building their decks than professionals do in real life.

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* Hinted at in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. While never specifically stated that cards cost vast sums of money, they do mention that the packs do cost something, assumably about the same as they do in real life. Considering that the characters are playing the game for a living, and that the rarer cards are more or less unique or very close to it [[note]] ex. Dark Magician is only seen once outside of Yugi's deck. Not only is it a different color, after winning the duel, he gained possession of the card. The three Blue-Eyes White Dragon cards in Kaiba's deck are explicitly the only ones in existence (there used to be a fourth, but Kaiba destroyed it to maintain his own deck's uniqueness). And it's strongly implied that the 5-card Exodia set Yugi once possessed was the only one ever printed.[[/note]], so presumably they spend even more money building their decks than professionals do in real life.



* This is a borderline Meta example since it's based on RealLife, but ''Series/PawnStars'' shows the opposite side of this trope with some people who make a living off it. The Harrisons frequently buy things because they know they'll be able to resell them to collectors who are willing to pay huge sums of money for antique guns, classic cars, historic documents, pop culture memorabilia, etc.

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* This is a borderline Meta example since it's based on RealLife, but ''Series/PawnStars'' shows the opposite side of this trope with some people who make a living off it. The Harrisons frequently buy things because they know they'll be able to resell them to collectors who are willing to pay huge sums of money for antique guns, classic cars, historic documents, pop culture memorabilia, etc. Though sometimes one of them will buy such items for their own collections, especially if Rick encounters a rare item connected to his idol Creator/SteveMcQueen.
3rd May '16 10:42:20 PM chc232323
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* A realistic example occurs in StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. The card game pazaak gives players the option to buy more powerful cards for their deck for a sum of credits that would be meaningful to a normal citizen of the galaxy, such as 25-200 credits. For comparison, a normal blaster rifle (the sort many characters in universe would carry around in a dangerous wilderness) costs 300 credits in this game, and high-stakes games of pazaak could be played for a couple of hundred credits. A top tier pazaak deck would run about a thousand credits, or about half of what Luke sold his used speeder (think car, but floating just off the ground) for in ANewHope.
3rd May '16 10:26:09 PM chc232323
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28th Feb '16 2:19:06 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had Dick becoming [[GRatedDrug addicted]] to [[Toys/BeanieBabies Fuzzy Buddies]], to the point he begins to lose control of his family's finances.

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* An episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had Dick becoming [[GRatedDrug addicted]] to [[Toys/BeanieBabies Fuzzy Buddies]], to the point he begins to lose control of his family's finances.


















31st Dec '15 12:08:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the fellas play a card game called ''Mystic Warlords of Ka'a''. One episode sees the release of an absurd ''Wild West and Witches'' expansion pack, which Raj describes as "like a secret tax for guys who cannot get laid". Moments after, the four have shelled out $25 each for said expansion. Raj will later show off his ''Wild West and Witches'' collector's tin...

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the fellas play a card game called ''Mystic Warlords of Ka'a''. One episode sees the release of an absurd ''Wild West and Witches'' expansion pack, which Raj describes as "like a secret tax for guys who cannot get laid". Moments after, the four have shelled out $25 each for said the expansion. Raj will later show off his ''Wild West and Witches'' collector's tin...
3rd Dec '15 8:38:05 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:296:"Any time! Honest!"]]
[-[[caption-width-right:296:[[http://mymedicatedlife.blogspot.com/2008/06/addiction.html Original cartoon]] used with permission.]]-]

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[[caption-width-right:296:"Any time! Honest!"]]
[-[[caption-width-right:296:[[http://mymedicatedlife.
Honest!"\\
[-[[http://mymedicatedlife.
blogspot.com/2008/06/addiction.html Original cartoon]] used with permission.]]-]
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