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1st Apr '18 10:56:02 PM sgamer82
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'''s Demyx would like nothing better than to just sit around the Castle that Never Was and write songs. He actually bribes you to do his missions in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days.]]''
** Though he's not completely demotivated. Axel explains that Demyx's specialty is scouting and observation, which he does enjoy. It's the missions where he has to do more than sneak and watch that he dislikes.
* Many games force this on the player, if they're trying to achieve some sort of perfect or near perfect game. Many games feature ''EmptyLevels'', where the player is punished with lower overall stats or some other disincentive for levelling up normally, and thus are better served by running away from every single random encounter and fight bosses with the main character dead for the whole battle.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'''s Demyx would like nothing better than to just sit around the Castle that Never Was and write songs. He actually bribes you to do his missions in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days.]]''
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]]''. Though he's not completely demotivated. Axel explains that Demyx's specialty is scouting and observation, which he does enjoy. It's the missions where he has to do more than sneak and watch that he dislikes.
* Many games force this on the player, if they're trying to achieve some sort of perfect or near perfect game. Many games feature ''EmptyLevels'', where the player is punished with lower overall stats or some other disincentive for levelling up normally, and thus are better served by running away from every single random encounter and fight bosses with the main character dead for the whole battle.
dislikes.
1st Apr '18 10:44:17 PM sgamer82
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* [[{{NEET}} The Sextuplets]] from ''Anime/OsomatsuSan''.
* Kuroro Lucifer of ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ikkaku Madarame from refuses to let anyone know he can use [[SuperMode bankai]], because he wants to continue serving under Kenpachi Zaraki.

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* %%* [[{{NEET}} The Sextuplets]] from ''Anime/OsomatsuSan''.
* Kuroro %%* Chrollo Lucifer of ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Ikkaku Madarame from refuses to let anyone know he can use [[SuperMode bankai]], because he wants to continue serving under Kenpachi Zaraki.



* In ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'', the trope fits Hachiman to a T. Among the usual reasons for example he doesn't want to be hurt again, he has an uncommon but somewhat logical argument. Hachiman, after being accused by Yukino of running away because of his dismotivation, makes his point of view clear:
** ''"We only change to avoid the current situation. The true meaning of not running away is planting your feet firmly in the ground and doing the best you can with your present. Who's running away now? Why can't you just accept who you are and were?"''

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* In ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'', the ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySnafu:'' this trope fits Hachiman to a T. Among the usual reasons reasons, for example he doesn't want to be hurt again, he has an uncommon but somewhat logical argument. Hachiman, after being accused by Yukino of running away because of his dismotivation, makes his point of view clear:
** ''"We -->We only change to avoid the current situation. The true meaning of not running away is planting your feet firmly in the ground and doing the best you can with your present. Who's running away now? Why can't you just accept who you are and were?"''were?
















* Victor Tugelbend, protagonist of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', bases his life (up until [[CallToAdventure the plot kicks in]]) on wanting to remain a student at Unseen University: he studies very hard so as to be able to maintain a perfect 84% average, because that's the only number that allows him to both keep his scholarship and not graduate. Similarly, he's athletic because it's easier to get things done with a fit physique and tries to be well-groomed and well-dressed because it's easier to get dates that way. An example of the "takes more work" version.
** Also from the Discworld, Rincewind, who wants to avoid any excitement or heroism for the rest of his life, even though it gets him congratulations and the admiration of pretty girls. However, he has historically been Fate's ButtMonkey, so...
*** Fate just hates him because he's the best tool of The Lady (-Luck) in their eternal rivalry.
** William de Worde, from ''The Truth'', got a reputation for keenness at sport while at school because he was always dashing about the field and shouting. His sports masters evidently overlooked the fact that he was invariably doing so, while remaining ''a long way from the ball'' or any possibility of getting caught up in a scrum over it.

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\n* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}:''
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Victor Tugelbend, protagonist of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', bases his life (up up until [[CallToAdventure the plot kicks in]]) in]] on wanting to remain a student at Unseen University: he studies very hard so as to be able to maintain a perfect 84% average, because that's the only number that allows him to both keep his scholarship and not graduate. Similarly, he's athletic because it's easier to get things done with a fit physique and tries to be well-groomed and well-dressed because it's easier to get dates that way. An example of the "takes more work" version.
** Also from the Discworld, Rincewind, who wants to avoid any excitement or heroism for the rest of his life, even though it gets him congratulations and the admiration of pretty girls. However, he has historically been Fate's ButtMonkey, so...
*** Fate just hates him
ButtMonkey because he's the best tool of The the Lady (-Luck) in their eternal rivalry.
rivalry. So this rarely works out.
** William de Worde, from ''The Truth'', ''Discworld/TheTruth'', got a reputation for keenness at sport while at school because he was always dashing about the field and shouting. His sports masters evidently overlooked the fact that he was invariably doing so, while remaining ''a long way from the ball'' or any possibility of getting caught up in a scrum over it.
28th Jan '18 8:57:12 PM nombretomado
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* Andy of ''MissionHill'' actively mocks his little brother Kevin for choosing to focus on school over drinking and partying. Kevin, on his part, is upset that Andy chooses his lazy, layabout lifestyle over trying to get his (very good) cartoons published. One episode took Andy's dismotivation to extremes - he had just lost his job, and spent his days waking up in the afternoon, drinking, and basically wallowing in his own filth.

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* Andy of ''MissionHill'' ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' actively mocks his little brother Kevin for choosing to focus on school over drinking and partying. Kevin, on his part, is upset that Andy chooses his lazy, layabout lifestyle over trying to get his (very good) cartoons published. One episode took Andy's dismotivation to extremes - he had just lost his job, and spent his days waking up in the afternoon, drinking, and basically wallowing in his own filth.
10th Jun '17 4:32:40 PM Discar
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-->--'''Peter [=LaFleur=]''', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''

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-->--'''Peter -->-- '''Peter [=LaFleur=]''', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''
2nd Apr '17 5:24:40 PM nombretomado
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* Kuroro Lucifer of HunterXHunter.

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* Kuroro Lucifer of HunterXHunter.''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
13th Mar '17 5:46:24 AM Doug86
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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' example: This turns out to be Mal's motivation in ''Better Days'', realizing that he is genuinely happier in his small ship running dangerous jobs all around the galaxy, then actually getting a big score and being able to retire.

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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' example: This turns out to be Mal's motivation in ''Better Days'', realizing that he is genuinely happier in his small ship running dangerous jobs all around the galaxy, then actually getting a big score and being able to retire.



* The Chaos god Nurgle in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' is the embodiment of decay and stagnation (among others, such as disease and possible love), and is opposed to Tzeentch, patron of the ambitious, the backstabbers and sorcerers (and is the embodiment of change and ''hope''). His units tend towards the StoneWall approach, their deadened bodies feeling no pain, regenerating with cancerous growths, and the knowledge that everything decays eventually.

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* The Chaos god Nurgle in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' is the embodiment of decay and stagnation (among others, such as disease and possible love), and is opposed to Tzeentch, patron of the ambitious, the backstabbers and sorcerers (and is the embodiment of change and ''hope''). His units tend towards the StoneWall approach, their deadened bodies feeling no pain, regenerating with cancerous growths, and the knowledge that everything decays eventually.
28th Jan '17 5:16:59 PM Wyldchyld
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* A common thing in sexuality and fetishes - the thought of abandoning control of one's desires is FetishFuel for many, often to their own frustration afterwards.

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* A common thing in sexuality and fetishes - the thought of abandoning control of one's desires is FetishFuel fetish material for many, often to their own frustration afterwards.
9th Jan '17 1:05:49 PM PehesIII
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** It is sometimes referred to as "Avoidance Strategy", and is a common way for a person who has self esteem issues and/or high expectancies concerning his or her work, to preserve his/her self-esteem by voluntarily (but often unconsciously) failing at a task. The idea can be summed up as "If I try hard but fail, I must face my failure and I will suffer. Though if I don't even try, there is no proof that I cannot succeed, only that I didn't try to." Again, this is often an unconscious process, which doesn't mean that the person is "bad" lazy or lacks any force of will ; if anything the problem is simply self-confidence.
9th Dec '16 8:30:18 PM Psychadelico
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* The protagonist from Literature/HowToLiveSafelyInAScienceFictionalUniverse has literally messed with the hardware in his time-machine so that he can live in the present-indefinite forever, and never have to face the future. Yeah, it's that kind of book.
20th Nov '16 6:31:36 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Experiment 625 (or Reuben as he is now called) in ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has all the powers of Stitch but was regarded as a failure by Jumba because he would rather eat and make sandwiches than use his powers, which often makes him a pushover because he's too lazy to put up a fight with Stitch in the few times he's forces to assist Gantu in capturing an activated experiment. It's not until the last movie that ended the series, ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'', where he finally gets off his butt and helps Lilo save Stitch and defeat an clone army of Stitch's evil twin, Leroy.

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* Experiment 625 (or Reuben as he is now called) in ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has all the powers of Stitch Stitch, but was regarded as a failure by Jumba because he would rather eat and make sandwiches than use his powers, which powers. This often makes him a pushover because he's too lazy to put up a fight with Stitch in the few times he's forces forced to assist Gantu in capturing an activated experiment. It's not until the last movie that ended the series, ''The Series'', ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'', where he finally gets off his butt and helps Lilo save Stitch and defeat an clone army of Stitch's evil twin, Leroy.
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