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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.
19th Nov '16 6:38:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lightsong, one of the Returned deities of {{Warbreaker}}, not only doesn't believe his own religion, he actively tries to be as lazy, unhelpful, and irritating as possible to stop anyone else from buying into it. Due to the devotion and insistence of his high priest [[spoiler:his brother, whose daughter Lightsong died saving the first time around]] and the fact that he's really a decent guy, it doesn't take.

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* Lightsong, one of the Returned deities of {{Warbreaker}}, ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', not only doesn't believe his own religion, he actively tries to be as lazy, unhelpful, and irritating as possible to stop anyone else from buying into it. Due to the devotion and insistence of his high priest [[spoiler:his brother, whose daughter Lightsong died saving the first time around]] and the fact that he's really a decent guy, it doesn't take.
29th Sep '16 9:43:31 AM radnick104
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29th Sep '16 9:43:30 AM radnick104
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* If anyone has had a job that you ''really'' didn't like, then chances are you simply did the bare minimum to not get fired.
7th Aug '16 6:44:18 PM nombretomado
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* Jaye Tyler in ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' exemplifies this trope but ends up helping others, often under protest.

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* Jaye Tyler in ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' exemplifies this trope but ends up helping others, often under protest.



* George in the first season of ''DeadLikeMe'', who goes back to work at the same temp agency she worked at prior to her untimely death.
* Morgan Grimes on ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.

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* George in the first season of ''DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', who goes back to work at the same temp agency she worked at prior to her untimely death.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.
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12th Jul '16 1:48:12 PM Willbyr
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* In ''MaiOtome'', Nao gets good grades, but has a BrilliantButLazy attitude, which includes not wanting to be part of the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Trias]], which is composed of the top three Pearls. Unfortunately for her, when Akane leaves school due to getting a position as the King of Florence's Otome, [[spoiler:and eloping with Kazuya at the last minute]], Nao takes Akane's position on the Trias [[spoiler:and later becomes the Fourth Column]].

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* In ''MaiOtome'', ''Anime/MaiOtome'', Nao gets good grades, but has a BrilliantButLazy attitude, which includes not wanting to be part of the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Trias]], which is composed of the top three Pearls. Unfortunately for her, when Akane leaves school due to getting a position as the King of Florence's Otome, [[spoiler:and eloping with Kazuya at the last minute]], Nao takes Akane's position on the Trias [[spoiler:and later becomes the Fourth Column]].
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