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29th Apr '17 5:56:01 PM CharlesPhipps
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24th Apr '17 7:26:25 PM nombretomado
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* The main cast of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' would find much common ground with the golems of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' in their devotion to being 'Really Useful'; they were created with a clearly defined purpose in life and wouldn't really know what to do with free will if they had any. Being consistently treated with respect and kindness and only being reproved when they are genuinely at fault probably helps.

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* The main cast of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' would find much common ground with the golems of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' in their devotion to being 'Really Useful'; they were created with a clearly defined purpose in life and wouldn't really know what to do with free will if they had any. Being consistently treated with respect and kindness and only being reproved when they are genuinely at fault probably helps.
6th Apr '17 7:23:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has a few interesting takes on this. At least three of [[spoiler:the joinable party members: Ignus, Dak'kon and Morte]] are revealed to effectively be 'slaves' of [[spoiler:The Nameless One]] and are unwilling to leave: [[spoiler:Ignus]] is AxCrazy and can only remember him as 'his old master' despite how much the two have changed over time. [[spoiler:Dak'kon]] is bound by a sworn life-debt he cannot repay [[spoiler:because The Nameless One is immortal]], and the fact that [[spoiler:the latter does not know of it]] does nothing to alleviate said debt. [[spoiler:Dak'kon]] literally cannot disobey any order given to him, no matter how unspeakably full of VideoGameCrueltyPotential. Finally, there's [[spoiler:Morte]]: No matter how badly he has been treated [[spoiler:by some of The Nameless One's prior incarnations]] -- and he's been treated ''pretty'' badly -- it's nothing compared to the alternative, [[spoiler:namely, the massive guilt he'd incur were he ever to leave: The Nameless One's condition is implied to be his fault because he gave him false information while he was still alive]]. Even more screwed up when you consider that [[spoiler:Avellone himself has said that "there is no evidence for this other than Morte's suspicion." Planescape canon is that petitioners can never remember anything from life; it's very possible that Morte is completely wrong. He was in Hell for a horrible crime he could not remember committing and would never feel closure for and then met a psychologically abusive man with the Mark of Torment mentioned below. Now that's an epic guilt-trap.]]

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has a few interesting takes on this. At least three of [[spoiler:the joinable party members: Ignus, Dak'kon and Morte]] are revealed to effectively be 'slaves' of [[spoiler:The Nameless One]] and are unwilling to leave: [[spoiler:Ignus]] is AxCrazy and can only remember him as 'his old master' despite how much the two have changed over time. [[spoiler:Dak'kon]] is bound by a sworn life-debt he cannot repay [[spoiler:because The Nameless One is immortal]], and the fact that [[spoiler:the latter does not know of it]] does nothing to alleviate said debt. [[spoiler:Dak'kon]] literally cannot disobey any order given to him, no matter how unspeakably full of VideoGameCrueltyPotential. Finally, there's [[spoiler:Morte]]: No matter how badly he has been treated [[spoiler:by some of The Nameless One's prior incarnations]] -- and he's been treated ''pretty'' badly -- it's nothing compared to the alternative, [[spoiler:namely, the massive guilt he'd incur were he ever to leave: The Nameless One's condition is implied to be his fault because he gave him false information while he was still alive]]. Even more screwed up when you consider that [[spoiler:Avellone himself has said that "there is no evidence for this other than Morte's suspicion." Planescape canon is that petitioners can never remember anything from life; it's very possible that Morte is completely wrong. He was in Hell for a horrible crime he could not remember committing and would never feel closure for and then met a psychologically abusive man with the Mark of Torment mentioned below. Now that's an epic guilt-trap.]]
31st Mar '17 10:23:46 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': Everyone subject to Confession turns into a completely devoted slave of the Confessor.
31st Mar '17 9:38:08 PM Fireblood
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** Chewbacca with his "life debt" to Han Solo. It helps that Han mostly treats him as a partner.



** The Droids: "We don't serve any of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything their kind around here]]." The novelization takes this scene a bit further. The bartender says "I only stock for organics, not (very distastefully) mechanicals." C-3P0 assures Luke "That's okay Master. I don't require lubrication at the moment anyway." Of course, even the Droids have their limits. Restraining bolts force the issue of loyalty, and memory wipes are at most a step away from MindRape.

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** The Droids: droids: "We don't serve any of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything their kind around here]]." The novelization takes this scene a bit further. The bartender says "I only stock for organics, not (very distastefully) mechanicals." C-3P0 assures Luke "That's okay Master.all right, master. I don't require lubrication at the moment anyway." Of course, even the Droids droids have their limits. Restraining bolts force the issue of loyalty, and memory wipes are at most a step away from MindRape. There have been droid revolts at times in the past.
23rd Mar '17 3:36:46 PM Lanes17B
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** Being a space package delivery boy is a bit up from delivering pizza...



** Being a space package delivery boy is a bit up from delivering pizza...
23rd Mar '17 3:35:38 PM Lanes17B
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Waylon Smithers, who for most of the show has been berated and humiliated by his boss, Mr. Burns, and yet will partake in whatever morally questionable scheme, or come to his defense when he gets called out on whatever evil he's conjuring, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling out of some twisted fantasy that Mr. Burns will fall in love with him one day.]]
21st Mar '17 8:47:58 PM fsdfsdfsd
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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 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 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.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.]]
21st Mar '17 7:05:03 PM fsdfsdfsd
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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 (though even when he succeeds he continues [[HumanWeapon his original duties of course]]).]] 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 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 (though even when he succeeds he continues [[HumanWeapon on top of his original duties of course]]).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.]]
21st Mar '17 7:02:50 PM fsdfsdfsd
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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 in addition to a warrior slave.]] 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 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 in addition to a warrior slave.(though even when he succeeds he continues [[HumanWeapon his original duties of course]]).]] 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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