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20th Feb '18 10:40:23 AM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'': Stanley worked for a company in a big building where he was employee number 427. Employee 427's job was pushing buttons on a key board while the computer told him exactly what keys to push and how long to push them. While some would have found this job unbearably tedious, [[ArcWords and Stanley was happy]] with it. Until one day, the instructions stopped coming, and Stanley realized everyone else in the building had vanished...

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* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'': Stanley worked for a company in a big building where he was employee number 427. Employee 427's job was pushing buttons on a key board while the computer told him exactly what keys to push and how long to push them. While some would have found this job unbearably tedious, [[ArcWords and Stanley was happy]] with it. Until one day, the instructions stopped coming, and Stanley realized everyone else in the building had vanished...
25th Jan '18 12:27:05 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'': Stanley worked for a company in a big building where he was employee number 427. Employee 427's job was pushing buttons on a key board while the computer told him exactly what keys to push and how long to push them [[ArcWords and Stanley was happy.]]''

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* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'': Stanley worked for a company in a big building where he was employee number 427. Employee 427's job was pushing buttons on a key board while the computer told him exactly what keys to push and how long to push them them. While some would have found this job unbearably tedious, [[ArcWords and Stanley was happy.]]''happy]] with it. Until one day, the instructions stopped coming, and Stanley realized everyone else in the building had vanished...
20th Nov '17 3:42:16 PM StFan
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* Akari of ''Manga/{{Aria}}'' is perfectly happy with her "familiar days." Sure, no day is exactly alike, but she likes knowing that certain things will always remain constant... except that they don't, hence the series' BittersweetEnding. Throughout the series, she knows in the back of her mind that achieving her goal will mean big changes, and it's a source of anxiety for her. Ultimately, she decides to live in the moment, and adjust when it's needed.
** But not before becoming all heartbroken when she has to say goodbye to her old gondola, once it has to be replaced by a newer version.

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* Akari of ''Manga/{{Aria}}'' is perfectly happy with her "familiar days." Sure, no day is exactly alike, but she likes knowing that certain things will always remain constant... except that they don't, hence the series' BittersweetEnding. Throughout the series, she knows in the back of her mind that achieving her goal will mean big changes, and it's a source of anxiety for her. Ultimately, she decides to live in the moment, and adjust when it's needed.
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needed. But not before becoming all heartbroken when she has to say goodbye to her old gondola, once it has to be replaced by a newer version.



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-->"I run my home precisely on schedule. At 6:01, I march through my door. My slippers, sherry, and pipe are due at 6:02. Consistent is the life I lead!"

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-->"I -->'''George Banks:''' I run my home precisely on schedule. At 6:01, I march through my door. My slippers, sherry, and pipe are due at 6:02. Consistent is the life I lead!"lead!



** Dios from 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.
** From ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' we have the Post Office's cat, which goes the same walk every day, and will wait in front of a door until it opens. It does this when [[spoiler: [[TooDumbToLive the building catches fire]]]]!!

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** Dios from tge 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.
** From ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' we have the Post Office's cat, which goes the same walk every day, and will wait in front of a door until it opens. It does this when [[spoiler: [[TooDumbToLive [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive the building catches fire]]]]!!



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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-453 SCP-453]] forces many of its patrons to do follow a specific script.
** In fact, many [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCPs]] cause those affected to act a certain way for the rest of their lives.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-453 SCP-453]] forces many of its patrons to do follow a specific script.
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script. In fact, many [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCPs]] [=SCPs=] cause those affected to act a certain way for the rest of their lives.



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* WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries: Temple Fugate was this even before he became the Clock King. Itís implied that he was a middle aged man when he broke his routine ''for the first time in his life''.
* 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."

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* WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Temple Fugate was this even before he became the Clock King. Itís implied that he was a middle aged man when he broke his routine ''for the first time in his life''.
* This trope is lampshaded by Agura and Tezz in ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5''--Agura, ''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."



* German philosopher Immanuel Kant was famous for being one, especially in his later years. According to a famous anecdote, the inhabitants of Koenigsberg set their clocks on his daily walks, and the one day he wasn't on time, it was because he had just heard about the French Revolution breaking out. Or was reading ''Emile'' by Rousseau.

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* German philosopher Immanuel Kant was famous for being one, especially in his later years. According to a famous anecdote, the inhabitants of Koenigsberg set their clocks on his daily walks, and the one day he wasn't on time, it was because he had just heard about the French Revolution breaking out. Or was reading ''Emile'' ''Émile'' by Rousseau.



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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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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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."
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