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23rd Sep '17 11:25:43 PM MBG
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* In the ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' take on ''Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan'', the Shamoshians enslaved by the Saiyans building the new [[spoiler: and fake]] planet Vegeta not only have no problems being enslaved, but they beg to be whipped and abused by their masters, which kinda weirds out the Z Warriors when they show up to "rescue" them.

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* In the ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' take on ''Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan'', the Shamoshians enslaved by the Saiyans building the new [[spoiler: and fake]] planet Vegeta not only have no problems being enslaved, but they beg to be whipped and abused by their masters, which kinda weirds out the Z Warriors when they show up to "rescue" them. They seem to consider it to be [[TooKinkyToTorture a form of BDSM]].
8th Sep '17 6:43:38 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' plays with this. TeamPet Mieu officially belongs to TheHero and SpoiledBrat [[ShelteredAristocrat Luke fon Fabre]] for a year as part of his exile from his people as punishment for endangering them. At first, Luke sees him as ''incredibly'' annoying, dubbing him "Thing"[[note]]butasaru in the original Japanese[[/note]], and generally [[KickTheDog kicking him around]]. Mieu is still perfectly cheerful, but why is up for grabs; is he [[CloudCuckooLander oblivious]], seeing through to Luke's HiddenHeartOfGold, or taking his status as TheAtoner to include how Luke treats him? Either way, past Luke's ImportantHaircut and [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindness]] Mieu isn't as tormented anymore and his attachment to Luke becomes more understandable.
11th Aug '17 7:06:38 AM 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 say's 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 say's 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.
11th Jun '17 6:44:06 PM cg12345
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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the transformed servants in the Beast's castle are absolutely ''[[https://youtu.be/afzmwAKUppU stoked]]'' to serve Belle when she arrives:
-->Life is so unnerving\\
For a servant who's not serving\\
He's not whole without a soul to wait upon\\
Ah, those good old days when we were useful...\\
Suddenly those good old days are gone\\
Ten years we've been rusting\\
Needing so much more than dusting\\
Needing exercise, a chance to use our skills!\\
Most days we just lay around the castle\\
Flabby, fat and lazy\\
You walked in and oops-a-daisy!
** FridgeBrilliance [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] their attitude when you consider light labor in an opulent chateau versus slogging away as a farm peasant in the nearby town.
28th May '17 2:40:12 PM mouschilight
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* Jodie Foster's underage prostitute character Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.

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* Jodie Foster's Creator/JodieFoster's underage prostitute character Iris in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
14th May '17 9:53:13 AM nombretomado
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* The backstory of ''Franchise/StarCraft'' mentions that a sentient, space-travelling species once approached [[HordeOfAlienLocusts the Zerg Swarm]] to be willingly assimilated. They are now known as the zerg Overlords.

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* The backstory of ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' mentions that a sentient, space-travelling species once approached [[HordeOfAlienLocusts the Zerg Swarm]] to be willingly assimilated. They are now known as the zerg Overlords.
12th May '17 7:00:20 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': One of the Handmaids is happy with her lot, because she used to be a drug-addicted prostitute before. Now at least she has somewhere to stay every night, plenty of food, and people she insists care about her.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': One Plenty of the Handmaids is play this part, not daring to speak explicitly of their plight in public or be punished. In particular the second Ofglen say's she's happy with her lot, because she used to be 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. her, though it's still open to interpretation if that's a rationalization and coping mechanism.
10th May '17 6:04:30 PM Fireblood
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* OlderThanFeudalism: Literature/TheBible contains instructions for freeing some slaves after seven years. Naturally, there is the case where the slave wants to remain, and the procedure for this is also described -- if the slave wishes, just pierce the ear, and he remains with you for life (given the ambiguous nature of ancient slavery, this may occasionally have happened, though the Bible doesn't record any specific examples).

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* OlderThanFeudalism: Literature/TheBible contains instructions for freeing some slaves after seven years. Naturally, there is the case where the slave wants to remain, remain (the Bible says when their master gives them a wife and children), while the procedure for this is also described -- if the slave wishes, just pierce the ear, and he remains with you for life (given the ambiguous nature of ancient slavery, this may occasionally have happened, though the Bible doesn't record any specific examples).



** The problem is that back in the day slaves had to be slaves because they had no other means to support themselves. Slaves for life generally didnít get this status because they loved their masters so much, but because they didnít really have a choice.
10th May '17 6:02:02 PM Fireblood
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** Christianity also has these themes, with Jesus described as coming to Earth as a servant, and new testament verses such as "Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you." 1 Samuel 12:24 ESV Christians are spoken of as "bondservants of the Lord" approvingly.

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** Christianity also has these themes, with Jesus described as coming to Earth as a servant, and new testament verses such as "Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you." 1 Samuel 12:24 ESV In James 1:1 Christians are spoken of as "bondservants of the Lord" approvingly.



** Bellerophon tamed the pathologically wild Pegasus by forcing a magic bridle on him. The bridle made Pegasus obedient, but Bellerophon felt guilty for stealing Pegasus' freedom and took it off [[note]]tellings vary on whether this was before or after they fought the chimera[[/note]]. He was surprised to find that Pegasus still followed him and still accepted him as a rider.

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** Bellerophon tamed the pathologically wild Pegasus by forcing a magic bridle on him. The bridle made Pegasus obedient, but Bellerophon felt guilty for stealing Pegasus' freedom and took it off [[note]]tellings off.[[note]]Tellings vary on whether this was before or after they fought the chimera[[/note]]. chimera.[[/note]] He was surprised to find that Pegasus still followed him and still accepted him as a rider.
10th May '17 5:56:15 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': One of the Handmaids is happy with her lot, because she used to be a drug-addicted prostitute before. Now at least she had somewhere to stay every night, plenty of food, and people she insists care about her.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': One of the Handmaids is happy with her lot, because she used to be a drug-addicted prostitute before. Now at least she had has somewhere to stay every night, plenty of food, and people she insists care about her.
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