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20th May '16 1:57:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* On ''QueerAsFolk'', Brian's assistant Cynthia is clearly the person he depends most on in his work, though he later starts depending more on Ted as well even though he is technically only his accountant (perhaps because he knows Ted privately as well as professionally).

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* On ''QueerAsFolk'', ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Brian's assistant Cynthia is clearly the person he depends most on in his work, though he later starts depending more on Ted as well even though he is technically only his accountant (perhaps because he knows Ted privately as well as professionally).
26th Apr '16 4:20:39 PM ANTMuddle
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The faithful female servant. She's not an ActionGirl on the surface, but neither is she a DamselInDistress; her main job is to help out TheHero (her boss) at critical junctures. Sometimes she provides critical information, other times it's just a helping hand or [[TheHeart heart]], sometimes with a side of UnresolvedSexualTension. Don't presume the Girl Friday can't fight, however -- she can still kick plenty of ass, sometimes turning into a full-fledged BattleButler.

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The faithful female servant. She's not an ActionGirl on the surface, but neither is she a DamselInDistress; her main job is to help out TheHero (her boss) at critical junctures. Sometimes she provides critical information, other times it's just a helping hand or [[TheHeart heart]], sometimes with a side of UnresolvedSexualTension. Don't presume the Girl Friday can't fight, however -- she can still kick plenty of ass, sometimes turning into a full-fledged BattleButler.



Compare with TheJeeves, BeleagueredAssistant, and HyperCompetentSidekick. A step up from the SexySecretary. Contrast IgnoredEnamoredUnderling. The RightHandMan is her true DistaffCounterpart.

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Compare with TheJeeves, BeleagueredAssistant, and HyperCompetentSidekick. A step up from the SexySecretary. Contrast IgnoredEnamoredUnderling. The RightHandMan is her true DistaffCounterpart.
IgnoredEnamoredUnderling.
26th Apr '16 4:20:23 PM ANTMuddle
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The faithful female servant. She's not an ActionGirl, but neither is she a DamselInDistress; her main job is to help out TheHero (her boss) at critical junctures. Sometimes she provides critical information, other times it's just a helping hand or [[TheHeart heart]], sometimes with a side of UnresolvedSexualTension. Don't presume the Girl Friday can't fight, however -- she can still kick plenty of ass, sometimes turning into a full-fledged BattleButler.

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The faithful female servant. She's not an ActionGirl, ActionGirl on the surface, but neither is she a DamselInDistress; her main job is to help out TheHero (her boss) at critical junctures. Sometimes she provides critical information, other times it's just a helping hand or [[TheHeart heart]], sometimes with a side of UnresolvedSexualTension. Don't presume the Girl Friday can't fight, however -- she can still kick plenty of ass, sometimes turning into a full-fledged BattleButler.



Compare with TheJeeves, BeleagueredAssistant, and HyperCompetentSidekick. A step up from the SexySecretary. Contrast IgnoredEnamoredUnderling.

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Compare with TheJeeves, BeleagueredAssistant, and HyperCompetentSidekick. A step up from the SexySecretary. Contrast IgnoredEnamoredUnderling.
IgnoredEnamoredUnderling. The RightHandMan is her true DistaffCounterpart.
30th Mar '16 1:43:28 PM MsChibi
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* In the J-Drama adaptation of ''Series/DeathNote'', Himura Shoko starts off this way, before it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's a double-agent working for [[SplitPersonality Near/Mello]]]]
14th Feb '16 9:21:09 AM rjung
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* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' has Raitha, the Silver Adept's personal secretary, fits this trope to a tee -- a typical day's work includes rescheduling the Adept's appointments, plotting the most expedient interdimensional travel routes, and placating angry gods while the boss is out.
20th Jan '16 9:21:05 AM Willbyr
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* [[GenderFlip Gender flipped]] with Kosei Hida, Meifon Li's {{Bishonen}} assistant from ''Anime/AngelLinks''.

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* [[GenderFlip Gender flipped]] {{Gender Flip}}ped with Kosei Hida, Meifon Li's {{Bishonen}} assistant from ''Anime/AngelLinks''.



* Chiyo from ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun''. She [[AscendedFangirl ascended]] from being a StalkerWithACrush to becoming his Inker after a [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove botched-up love confession]] towards a misunderstanding Nozaki.

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* Chiyo from ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun''.''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. She [[AscendedFangirl ascended]] from being a StalkerWithACrush to becoming his Inker after a [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove botched-up love confession]] towards a misunderstanding Nozaki.
15th Jan '16 10:11:35 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/AgentToTheStars'' has Miranda to Tom. Their relationship is purely professional, although there is plenty of friendly playfulness going on (as one can expect behind a Hollywood talent agent and his experienced secretary). It's not until halfway through that their mutual experiences cause them to get closer in other ways ([[spoiler:although she doesn't know about aliens at that point yet]]). They get even closer by the end, to the point where she doesn't want Tom to see [[spoiler:Joshua "swimming around" in her brain in an attempt to learn how a female human's brain works in order to take over the brain-dead Michelle's body]].
30th Dec '15 12:57:59 PM Anddrix
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* Mercy Graves for SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor--at least, as seen in ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand.'' Her duties range from bodyguarding to business to serving dinner. Could be a subversion of sorts--she's not exactly working for the hero.

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* Mercy Graves for SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor--at ComicBook/LexLuthor--at least, as seen in ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand.'' Her duties range from bodyguarding to business to serving dinner. Could be a subversion of sorts--she's not exactly working for the hero.
22nd Dec '15 7:33:32 PM Adept
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* Comicbook/PepperPotts, who is becoming more and more badass. She even has her own armor now.
* Both Shellie and Gail have performed this role for Dwight [=McCarthy=] in ''SinCity''. Gail does get her hands dirty from time to time, though.

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* Comicbook/PepperPotts, Comicbook/PepperPotts starts as Tony Stark's personal assistant who is becoming takes care of his neglected responsibilities. She then becomes more and more badass. She badass even has her own armor now.
* Both Shellie and Gail have performed this role for Dwight [=McCarthy=] in ''SinCity''.''Comicbook/SinCity''. Gail does get her hands dirty from time to time, though.



** HarleyQuinn sometimes acts as this for TheJoker.

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** HarleyQuinn %%** ComicBook/HarleyQuinn sometimes acts as this for TheJoker.



* ''[[Comicbook/{{Streetfighter}} Street Fighter II]]'' has Gibson, Guile's CanonForeigner assistant.

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* ''[[Comicbook/{{Streetfighter}} Street Fighter II]]'' ''Comicbook/{{Streetfighter}} II'' has Gibson, Guile's CanonForeigner assistant.
17th Dec '15 5:40:26 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In ''Fanfic/StreetSharksRedux'', Lena serves as this to the sharks. She doesn't officially work for them, but she does do a lot of undercover work for them, sneaking them food and supplies, and working as TheMole by acting as Dr. Paradigm's research assistant to spy on him.
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