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28th May '18 1:19:53 AM Jerry
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* A fluff text in ''TheDarkEye'' has a small peasant dreaming about being slave to a rich master as this means guaranteed meals and shelter.
15th May '18 6:19:53 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* This trope is the reason the Demon Empire was able to stop slave rebellions in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''; they take pains to treat their slaves well and many of them worship Maledict as their god anyway. [[ColdBloodedTorture Unless they fall into the hands]] of [[MadScientist Beelzebub]], [[FateWorseThanDeath that is]]. It helps that according to the background lore, slaves are treated differently in different parts of the Empire - many of them are treated very well, while others suffer horrifically. Episode 68 reveals that Astorath and the Nephilim treat their slaves as equals [[BlueAndOrangeMorality because the idea of owning another sentient being is alien to their strict egalitarian culture]]. The ''Indomitable'' is crewed by both slaves and Hell Knights working together, and they're treated with great respect.

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* This trope is the reason the Demon Empire was able to stop slave rebellions in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''; they take pains to treat their slaves well in most cases and many of them said slaves worship Maledict as their god anyway. [[ColdBloodedTorture Unless they fall into the hands]] of [[MadScientist Beelzebub]], [[FateWorseThanDeath that is]]. It helps that according In Episode 69, Momo faithfully serves her master Aamon as her pseudo-grandfather figure, and Aamon in turn allowed her to the background lore, slaves are treated differently in different parts of the Empire - many of them are treated very well, while others suffer horrifically. marry his grandson Lou and legally gain her freedom. Episode 68 reveals that Astorath and the his Nephilim treat their slaves legal "slaves" as equals on their warships [[BlueAndOrangeMorality because the idea of owning another sentient being is utterly alien to their strict egalitarian culture]]. The ''Indomitable'' is crewed by both slaves and Hell Knights working together, and they're treated with great respect.them]].
11th May '18 11:42:56 AM Prometheus117
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** Implied to have once been the case with Pearl. Pearls are little more than servants on Homeworld and it seems to be par for the course for other gems to treat them as lesser beings. Though the Crystal Gem Pearl's exact origin is unknown, she is known to have ended up with Rose Quartz, who treated her as an equal and who Pearl was happy to serve, willingly giving up her chance to return home to stay in Rose's services. After Rose's death, Pearl remains devoted to her and her cause, and is a primary maternal figure to her son, who also loves her.

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** Implied to have once been the case with Pearl. Pearls are little more than servants on Homeworld and it seems to be par for the course for other gems to treat them as lesser beings. Though the The Crystal Gem Pearl's exact origin is unknown, she is known to have ended Pearl was the personal servant of [[spoiler:Pink Diamond, who ultimately took up with the identity of]] Rose Quartz, who treated her as an equal and who Pearl was happy to serve, willingly giving up her chance to return home to stay in Rose's services. After Rose's death, Pearl remains devoted to her and her cause, and is a primary maternal figure to her son, who also loves her. However, this also ends up {{Deconstructed}} to an extent, as she always cared more about Rose than humanity and remains the most dismissive of the Crystal Gems towards Earth and humanity as a whole even to the present.
7th May '18 5:10:42 PM dragonkid
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* A strange example is in ''Manga/TrampsLikeUs'': Takeshi agrees to become Sumire's "pet," but has mixed feelings about his status to her; while being her pet means free food and housing and allows him to be by her side, it also means that she won't be able to think of him as a man, much less a romantic possibility.
25th Apr '18 11:54:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': Plenty of the Handmaids play this part, not daring to speak explicitly of their plight in public or be punished. In particular the second Ofglen says she's happy with her lot, because she was a drug-addicted prostitute before. Now at least she has somewhere to stay every night, plenty of food, and people she insists ''do'' care about her, though it's still open to interpretation if that's a rationalization and coping mechanism.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': Plenty of the Handmaids play this part, not daring to speak explicitly of their plight in public or be punished. In particular the second Ofglen says she's happy with her lot, because she was a drug-addicted prostitute before. Now at least she has somewhere to stay every night, plenty of food, and people she insists ''do'' care about her, though it's still open to interpretation if that's a rationalization and coping mechanism. [[spoiler: She still balks at stoning Janine.]]
15th Apr '18 5:54:17 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked and Deconstructed in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4270854/chapters/9671058 this]] DragonBallZ fanfic. It's shown and stated that Gohan has StockholmSyndrome for his master, to the point of [[spoiler: spending years begging and scheming to become his SexSlave on top of [[HumanWeapon his weapon]].]] Gohan takes great pride in serving and has become a {{Yandere}} for his master, but Trunks theorizes that all of this behavior stems from a deep-rooted fear that being anything less than a perfect, irreplaceable slave will get him hurt. [[spoiler: Turns out Gohan gave Piccolo some ideas, because not only does he repeat the process with Videl (who thankfully doesn't become a {{Yandere}}), but he designs his entire slave-trade empire to invoke this trope in as much of humanity as he can.]]

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* Invoked and Deconstructed in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4270854/chapters/9671058 this]] DragonBallZ ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' fanfic. It's shown and stated that Gohan has StockholmSyndrome for his master, to the point of [[spoiler: spending years begging and scheming to become his SexSlave on top of [[HumanWeapon his weapon]].]] Gohan takes great pride in serving and has become a {{Yandere}} for his master, but Trunks theorizes that all of this behavior stems from a deep-rooted fear that being anything less than a perfect, irreplaceable slave will get him hurt. [[spoiler: Turns out Gohan gave Piccolo some ideas, because not only does he repeat the process with Videl (who thankfully doesn't become a {{Yandere}}), but he designs his entire slave-trade empire to invoke this trope in as much of humanity as he can.]]
3rd Apr '18 6:51:59 PM nombretomado
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* Mammy in ''GoneWithTheWind''. There are a few other slaves who fit this trope as well.

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* Mammy in ''GoneWithTheWind''.''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. There are a few other slaves who fit this trope as well.
25th Mar '18 2:54:05 AM Aipom-pom
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* Ghirahim out of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' [[spoiler: entire goal is to revive his master and resume acting literally as his weapon, even at the cost of his physical form.]]

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* Ghirahim out of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'''s [[spoiler: entire goal is to revive his master and resume acting literally as his weapon, even at the cost of his physical form.]]
24th Mar '18 8:08:05 PM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': The main theme of the novel and film. Slavery appears in some form or another in every story:
** Adam Ewing slowly comes to realize that social darwinism is wrong. Explicitly referenced in the film, when Reverend Horrox, to prove a point, asks the slave serving them at the time if he is happier here working on the plantation than being free amongst his people. The slave says [[BlatantLies yes]].
** Ayrs tries to blackmail Frobisher into remaining his assistant and supplying him with music to steal.
** Luisa and Joe stumble on a sweatshop.
** The retirement home that Cavendish is sent to is essentially a prison. Residents are expected to pretend to be happy with their "new life."
** Sonmi and her fabricant sisters are engineered to be happy in slavery.
21st Mar '18 9:22:20 AM Edvardelis
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** The CrapsackWorld is such that as a Demi-human Raphtalia is ''safer'' as a slave under a nice master instead of being free.
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