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16th Oct '17 6:58:22 PM PaulA
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* In "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Ethics of Madness]]" by Creator/LarryNiven, Douglas Hooker starts out as a mild example of this trope, and winds up taking it UpToEleven after spending ''120,000 years'' fleeing from his pursuer's vessel in a one-man ramship.

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* In "[[Literature/KnownSpace The Ethics of Madness]]" "Literature/TheEthicsOfMadness" by Creator/LarryNiven, Douglas Hooker starts out as a mild example of this trope, and winds up taking it UpToEleven after spending ''120,000 years'' fleeing from his pursuer's vessel in a one-man ramship.
8th Sep '17 4:54:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* [[CosmicPlaything Rincewind]] from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' would like to be a creature of habit and truly desires boredom (and potatoes) but almost never gets it. In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', he is utterly bewildered to hear that Nijel deliberately abandoned a boring, routine lifetime for a life of danger.
** Dios from the ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' novel is such a creature of routine that it is physically impossible for him to change his habits. There are marks in the ''stone'' floors of the palace where his habitual footsteps have fallen on the exact same place, day after day, year after year.

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[[CosmicPlaything Rincewind]] from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' would like to be a creature of habit and truly desires boredom (and potatoes) but almost never gets it. In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', he is utterly bewildered to hear that Nijel deliberately abandoned a boring, routine lifetime for to try being a life of danger.
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** Dios from the tge ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' novel is such a creature of routine that it is physically impossible for him to change his habits. There are marks in the ''stone'' floors of the palace where his habitual footsteps have fallen on the exact same place, day after day, year after year.
27th Oct '16 4:22:25 PM Outis
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Can overlap with OOCIsSeriousBusiness - if a Creature of Habit voluntarily deviates from their routine, they must have a very compelling reason.



* Mycroft Holmes is so set in his ways that [[Literature/SherlockHolmes his baby brother]] knows that something catastrophic must have happened when he gets a telegram announcing that big bro is paying a visit. Why is it so strange? "It is as if you met a tram-car coming down a country lane. Mycroft has his rails and he runs on them."

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* Mycroft Holmes is so set in his ways that [[Literature/SherlockHolmes his baby brother]] knows that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something catastrophic must have happened happened]] when he gets a telegram announcing that big bro is paying a visit. Why is it so strange? "It is as if you met a tram-car coming down a country lane. Mycroft has his rails and he runs on them."
14th Aug '16 4:57:35 PM WillBGood
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* 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon. Penny uses it against him during an EscalatingWar by filling all the washing machines in the building when Sheldon was going to do his laundry, forcing him to do his laundry later. He doesn't take it well.

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* 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon. Penny uses it against him during an EscalatingWar by filling all the washing machines in the building when Sheldon was going to do his laundry, forcing him to do his laundry later. He doesn't take it well.
30th Jun '16 9:46:59 AM Sharlee
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* Nessy, the kobold housekeeper from ''Literature/TooManyCurses'', is sufficiently this trope that she always eats the same thing for breakfast, always polishes on the same day of the week, and continues to sit on a stone beneath her boss's chair rather than the chair itself even after said boss is eaten by the nurgax.

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* Nessy, the kobold housekeeper from ''Literature/TooManyCurses'', is sufficiently this trope that she always eats the same thing for breakfast, always polishes looks forward to doing the polishing on the same day of the week, week she always designates for that chore, and continues to sit on a stone beneath her boss's chair rather than the chair itself even after said boss is has been eaten by the nurgax.
30th Jun '16 9:44:35 AM Sharlee
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* Nessy, the kobold housekeeper from ''Literature/TooManyCurses'', is sufficiently this trope that she always eats the same thing for breakfast, always polishes on the same day of the week, and continues to sit on a stone beneath her boss's chair rather than the chair itself even after said boss is eaten by the nurgax.
14th May '16 5:45:12 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* This trope is lampshaded by Agura and Tezz in ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5''--Agura, the hunting enthusiast of the group, had said, "Humans, like most animals, are creatures of habit. Which makes it ''very'' useful when you're trying to hunt them."
8th May '16 7:54:04 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''HomeImprovement'' portrays Tim as one of these, as a CompressedVice.

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* One episode of ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' portrays Tim as one of these, as a CompressedVice.
18th Mar '16 1:53:37 PM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 3:29:19 PM Hossmeister
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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon. Penny uses it against him during an EscalatingWar by filling all the washing machines in the building when Sheldon was going to do his laundry, forcing him to do his laundry later. He doesn't take it well.

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon. Penny uses it against him during an EscalatingWar by filling all the washing machines in the building when Sheldon was going to do his laundry, forcing him to do his laundry later. He doesn't take it well.
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