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13th Jun '16 6:17:01 AM Ghidorah1972
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** [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Lugnut]], though it's less slavery and more willing servitude. He has no ambitions or goals outside of serving the grand and GLORIOUS Megatron.

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** [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Lugnut]], though it's less slavery and more willing servitude. He has no ambitions or goals outside of serving the grand and [[LargeHam SERVING THE GRAND AND GLORIOUS Megatron.MEGATRON!]].
11th Jun '16 5:11:05 PM NozzDogg
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* On ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'''s Mars this can be the case in some city states and in some situations, although, given the number of rebellions, definitely not all. Julandri Courtesans are usually highly valued by their masters and are sometimes even the power behind the thrown, making their slavery a moot point.
1st Jun '16 4:29:11 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' and it's [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/1/The-questionable-burdens-of-leadership-of-a-troll-Emperor sequel]], [[Anime/{{Sekirei}} Akitsu]] is overjoyed to be Naruto's and Xanna's slave. Initially it's because she was well beyond the DespairEventHorizon (due to being a scrapped number and unable to get an Ashikabi) and was simply happy that someone wanted her; later, it's due to how well Naruto and Xanna treat her. Notably, when the two conquer a backwater planet to set up their empire, everyone else coming with them is kept in suspended animation until technology reaches a certain level; Akitsu on the other hand begs to be let out the moment they secure their rule, despite knowing that no time would pass at all to her. When she starts growing old, Akitsu isn't worried about someday dying since she'll die by their side. Still, she's ecstatic that Xanna both restores her youth and accepts her request to be killed in her sleep should Naruto and Xanna ever tire of her.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' and it's its [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/1/The-questionable-burdens-of-leadership-of-a-troll-Emperor sequel]], [[Anime/{{Sekirei}} Akitsu]] is overjoyed to be Naruto's and Xanna's slave. Initially it's because she was well beyond the DespairEventHorizon (due to being a scrapped number and unable to get an Ashikabi) and was simply happy that someone wanted her; later, it's due to how well Naruto and Xanna treat her. Notably, when the two conquer a backwater planet to set up their empire, everyone else coming with them is kept in suspended animation until technology reaches a certain level; Akitsu on the other hand begs to be let out the moment they secure their rule, despite knowing that no time would pass at all to her. When she starts growing old, Akitsu isn't worried about someday dying since she'll die by their side. Still, she's ecstatic that Xanna both restores her youth and accepts her request to be killed in her sleep should Naruto and Xanna ever tire of her.



* In ''Film/ToKillADragon'', most Townspeople in the town that the Dragon contols are quite content with the situation, being convinced that being protected from Gypsies and other dragons is worth supplying the Dragon with livestock (and one girl per year) and enduring his rule. Even after the Dragon is dead they just passively wait to MeetTheNewBoss.

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* In ''Film/ToKillADragon'', most Townspeople in the town that the Dragon contols controls are quite content with the situation, being convinced that being protected from Gypsies and other dragons is worth supplying the Dragon with livestock (and one girl per year) and enduring his rule. Even after the Dragon is dead they just passively wait to MeetTheNewBoss.
29th May '16 5:15:04 AM Sharlee
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** Tivolians, a humanoid race with rodent-like features, claim to ''prefer'' to be enslaved by alien invaders. Famously cowardly, they'd rather be oppressed by tyrannical overlords than deal with responsibility for their own welfare; in "Before The Flood", Prentiss claims that the alien race who ousted the Fisher King from power initially freed his people, so the Tivolians proceeded to annoy their rescuers enough to ''convince'' them to re-subjugate their planet.
26th May '16 1:31:18 PM SnowyWolf
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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 our Pearls exact backstory 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 reminds devoted to her and her cause, and is a primary maternal figure to her son, who also loves her.
17th May '16 2:04:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jodie Foster's underage prostitute character Iris in ''TaxiDriver''.

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* Jodie Foster's underage prostitute character Iris in ''TaxiDriver''.''Film/TaxiDriver''.
8th May '16 9:08:48 AM 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 both 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 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 both treated with great respect.
8th May '16 9:05:33 AM 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 both 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 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
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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 both treated with great respect.
8th May '16 9:04:58 AM 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]].

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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 both treated with great respect.
9th Apr '16 1:54:35 AM Pichu-kun
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* Saito in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Despite all the treatment he gets, he still loves Louise, and she loves him too. [[{{Tsundere}} Not that she'll admit it]]. There are also moments where Saito has some control over her in the later seasons. It helps that his familiar runes make him [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forget the bonds he has with his family and old world]] and, over time, replace them with a desire to serve and protect his master.
** [[spoiler: When the mind control gets erased he has a major HeroicBSOD but eventually gets over it. The books end with the two married and going to Japan to introduce Louise to his parents.]]

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* Saito in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Despite all the treatment he gets, he still loves Louise, and she loves him too. [[{{Tsundere}} Not that she'll admit it]]. There are also moments where Saito has some control over her in the later seasons. It helps that his familiar runes make him [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forget the bonds he has with his family and old world]] and, over time, replace them with a desire to serve and protect his master.
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master. [[spoiler: When the mind control gets erased he has a major HeroicBSOD but eventually gets over it. The books end with the two married and going to Japan to introduce Louise to his parents.]]



* ''Manga/DearS'', perhaps a little further than usual with this trope. The [[PlanetOfHats hat]] that all the [=DearS=] wear is exactly this - they're a slave race, content to do whatever their master tells them.
** In this case it has to do with the fact that they have to be loved and trusted or at the least appreciated by another race in order to survive [[spoiler: If that doesn't work and they stop being trusted and loved they kill off the master race and find a new one]].

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* ''Manga/DearS'', perhaps a little further than usual with this trope. The [[PlanetOfHats hat]] that all the [=DearS=] wear is exactly this - they're a slave race, content to do whatever their master tells them.
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them. In this case it has to do with the fact that they have to be loved and trusted or at the least appreciated by another race in order to survive [[spoiler: If that doesn't work and they stop being trusted and loved they kill off the master race and find a new one]].



* {{Averted}}, {{Subverted}}, and {{Deconstructed}} in ''Manga/{{Shitsurakuen}}''. The female students who are [[DystopianEdict enslaved as per school policy]] are hopeless and miserable. The only reason they don't resist is because the past situation was even worse. Played straight with [[KnightInShiningArmor Sora's]] personal [[LesYay harem]] who are quite happy to escape the abuse and work to fight against it.
** The real kicker? [[spoiler:[[HeelRealization The boys themselves HATED this trope]] [[DespairEventHorizon yet they can do little to change it]] [[JerkassWoobie and are forced to play their roles.]]]]

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* {{Averted}}, {{Subverted}}, and {{Deconstructed}} in ''Manga/{{Shitsurakuen}}''. The female students who are [[DystopianEdict enslaved as per school policy]] are hopeless and miserable. The only reason they don't resist is because the past situation was even worse. Played straight with [[KnightInShiningArmor Sora's]] personal [[LesYay harem]] who are quite happy to escape the abuse and work to fight against it.
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it. The real kicker? [[spoiler:[[HeelRealization The boys themselves HATED this trope]] [[DespairEventHorizon yet they can do little to change it]] [[JerkassWoobie and are forced to play their roles.]]]]



* The eponymous protagonist's [[NinjaMaid servants]] in the ero-comedy ''Manga/{{Mouse}}''. One of them, who always stays by his side (and helps him out during his [[PhantomThief "night life"]], along with two other girls, and assisted by his harem/ninja maid army), when asked about what she thinks of her life as a slave, tells him that she considers herself as happy and safe as she could be, and wonders how many "free" people can't say the same. To be fair, Mouse is a pretty nice and meek master (at least until alcohol is served to him by accident), so he's in constant danger of being assaulted, not them. It helps that he saved them from their respective DarkAndTroubledPast[=s.=], and generally treats them as TrueCompanions.
* The furniture in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s greatest pleasure is to serve. Possibly the clearest example of this is when [[spoiler: Ange smashes the Stakes to pieces by denying their existence, angry at their inability to kill the classmates that are bullying her. Whilst all of them are clearly terrified, it's also stated that 'Getting slammed against the floor when someone is pissed off is also a chair's important duty!! If that alone can absorb their master's bad mood even for an instant, there can be no greater honor for furniture.']]. Of course, [[spoiler:they got better.]]

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* The eponymous protagonist's [[NinjaMaid servants]] in the ero-comedy ''Manga/{{Mouse}}''. One of them, who always stays by his side (and helps him out during his [[PhantomThief "night life"]], along with two other girls, and assisted by his harem/ninja maid army), when asked about what she thinks of her life as a slave, tells him that she considers herself as happy and safe as she could be, and wonders how many "free" people can't say the same. To be fair, Mouse is a pretty nice and meek master (at least until alcohol is served to him by accident), so he's in constant danger of being assaulted, not them. It helps that he saved them from their respective DarkAndTroubledPast[=s.=], and generally treats them as TrueCompanions. \n* The furniture in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s greatest pleasure is to serve. Possibly the clearest example of this is when [[spoiler: Ange smashes the Stakes to pieces by denying their existence, angry at their inability to kill the classmates that are bullying her. Whilst all of them are clearly terrified, it's also stated that 'Getting slammed against the floor when someone is pissed off is also a chair's important duty!! If that alone can absorb their master's bad mood even for an instant, there can be no greater honor for furniture.']]. Of course, [[spoiler:they got better.]]



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' and it's [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/1/The-questionable-burdens-of-leadership-of-a-troll-Emperor sequel]], [[Anime/{{Sekirei}} Akitsu]] is overjoyed to be Naruto's and Xanna's slave. Initially it's because she was well beyond the DespairEventHorizon (due to being a scrapped number and unable to get an Ashikabi) and was simply happy that someone wanted her; later, it's due to how well Naruto and Xanna treat her. Notably, when the two conquer a backwater planet to set up their empire, everyone else coming with them is kept in suspended animation until technology reaches a certain level; Akitsu on the other hand begs to be let out the moment they secure their rule, despite knowing that no time would pass at all to her.
** When she starts growing old, Akitsu isn't worried about someday dying since she'll die by their side. Still, she's ecstatic that Xanna both restores her youth and accepts her request to be killed in her sleep should Naruto and Xanna ever tire of her.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'' and it's [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/1/The-questionable-burdens-of-leadership-of-a-troll-Emperor sequel]], [[Anime/{{Sekirei}} Akitsu]] is overjoyed to be Naruto's and Xanna's slave. Initially it's because she was well beyond the DespairEventHorizon (due to being a scrapped number and unable to get an Ashikabi) and was simply happy that someone wanted her; later, it's due to how well Naruto and Xanna treat her. Notably, when the two conquer a backwater planet to set up their empire, everyone else coming with them is kept in suspended animation until technology reaches a certain level; Akitsu on the other hand begs to be let out the moment they secure their rule, despite knowing that no time would pass at all to her.
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her. When she starts growing old, Akitsu isn't worried about someday dying since she'll die by their side. Still, she's ecstatic that Xanna both restores her youth and accepts her request to be killed in her sleep should Naruto and Xanna ever tire of her.



* The furniture in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s greatest pleasure is to serve. Possibly the clearest example of this is when [[spoiler: Ange smashes the Stakes to pieces by denying their existence, angry at their inability to kill the classmates that are bullying her. Whilst all of them are clearly terrified, it's also stated that 'Getting slammed against the floor when someone is pissed off is also a chair's important duty!! If that alone can absorb their master's bad mood even for an instant, there can be no greater honor for furniture.']]. Of course, [[spoiler:they got better.]]



* Spike from ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' is TheFriendNobodyLikes who is [[TheChewToy constantly being abused]], mostly by Twilight (who also doubles as the closest thing he has [[AbusiveParents to a mother]]. He hates being separated from her and bounces off any insults or AmusingInjuries.

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* Spike from ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' is TheFriendNobodyLikes who is [[TheChewToy constantly being abused]], mostly by Twilight (who also doubles as the closest thing he has [[AbusiveParents to a mother]].mother]]). He hates being separated from her and bounces off any insults or AmusingInjuries.
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