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14th Feb '18 5:31:09 PM Hoki
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** Tohru herself is a straight example. She serves as Kobayashi's live in maid because Kobayashi saved her life.
12th Feb '18 3:34:22 AM StarTropes
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* PlayedWith across ''Franchise/StarTrek'' by [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion slave girls]]. They typically come across as willing to do anything to please their masters, who are typically men; ''Series/StartrekEnterprise'', however, reveals that because of the pheromones they give off, it's actually the men who are held in thrall.

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* PlayedWith across ''Franchise/StarTrek'' by [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion slave girls]]. They typically come across as willing to do anything to please their masters, who are typically men; ''Series/StartrekEnterprise'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', however, reveals that because of the pheromones they give off, it's actually the men who are held in thrall.
12th Feb '18 3:33:57 AM StarTropes
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* PlayedWith across ''Franchise/StarTrek'' by [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion slave girls]]. They typically come across as willing to do anything to please their masters, who are typically men; ''Series/StartrekEnterprise'', however, reveals that because of the pheromones they give off, it's actually the men who are held in thrall.
7th Feb '18 12:11:59 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11701126/4/Anything-Goes-Game-Changer Anything Goes Game Changer]]''. Akitsu has to sit down and explain to Ranma that she wants to serve him not simply because of her indoctrination, but because it's both her fetish and her way of repaying him for saving her from the DespairEventHorizon.
13th Jan '18 11:08:40 AM Divra
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** One girl who you liberate from slavers asks you if you're her master now. If you take her on, she'll become a housekeeper at your estate. Fenris will blow up at you, asking if you want a slave that badly, but immediately backpedal when you point out that when you are a servant who gets paid and is free to leave, it's not slavery but ''having a job''.

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** One girl who you liberate from slavers asks you if you're her master now. If you take her on, she'll become a housekeeper at your estate. Fenris will blow up at you, asking if you want a slave that badly, but immediately backpedal when you point out that when you are a servant who gets she's getting paid and is free to leave, it's making her an ''employee'' and not slavery but ''having a job''.slave.
13th Jan '18 11:06:49 AM Divra
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** One girl who you liberate from slavers asks you if you're her master now. If you take her on, she'll become a housekeeper at your estate.

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** One girl who you liberate from slavers asks you if you're her master now. If you take her on, she'll become a housekeeper at your estate. Fenris will blow up at you, asking if you want a slave that badly, but immediately backpedal when you point out that when you are a servant who gets paid and is free to leave, it's not slavery but ''having a job''.
6th Jan '18 2:23:33 PM Eievie
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Aaron is in servitude to Bob, but [[UnwantedRescue doesn't want freedom]], and is NotBrainwashed. There are four types of this:
* '''Beloved Servant:''' Aaron is appreciated and rewarded by Bob and stays loyal because of this, however he still either cannot leave or cannot imagine leaving. Can overlap with PropertyOfLove and/or UndyingLoyalty.
* '''Cringing Bootlick:''' Aaron is treated like dirt by Bob, but is still loyal, due to a debt of gratitude, masochism, hope for reciprocation on Bob's part (e.g. TheIgor, TheRenfield, LoveMartyr, MadLove, SycophanticServant), suffers from StockholmSyndrome, or simply doesn't know any better.
* '''Cultural ValuesDissonance:''' Aaron belongs to a species whose [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] is Happiness in Slavery, they both belong to a culture with a FantasticCasteSystem, or they ''need'' to have a Master for some reason.
* '''Slavery Is the Lesser Evil:''' Aaron finds slavery better than any condition he can find in freedom, either easily or at all.

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Aaron Bob is in servitude to Bob, Alice, but [[UnwantedRescue doesn't want freedom]], and is NotBrainwashed.{{not brainwashed}}. There are four types of this:
* '''Beloved Servant:''' Aaron Bob is appreciated and rewarded by Bob Alice and stays loyal because of this, however this. However he still either cannot leave or cannot imagine leaving. Can overlap with PropertyOfLove and/or UndyingLoyalty.
* '''Cringing Bootlick:''' Aaron Bob is treated like dirt by Bob, Alice, but is still loyal, due to a debt of gratitude, masochism, hope for reciprocation on Bob's Alice's part (e.g. TheIgor, TheRenfield, LoveMartyr, MadLove, SycophanticServant), suffers from StockholmSyndrome, or simply doesn't know any better.
* '''Cultural ValuesDissonance:''' Aaron Bob belongs to a species whose [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] is Happiness in Slavery, they both belong to a culture with a FantasticCasteSystem, or they ''need'' to have a Master for some reason.
* '''Slavery Is the Lesser Evil:''' Aaron Bob finds slavery better than any condition he can find in freedom, either easily or at all.









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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.

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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.=], {{Dark and Troubled Past}}s, and generally treats them as TrueCompanions.



--> '''Mizuki:''' "...the wonderful feeling of being dominated by a god...so irresistible! Please, say it again, Nanami-chan! Bind me with the invisible chain!"
* We don't see much of [[MistressAndServantBoy Ekaterina and Kukrachyov]]'s relationship in ''[[Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar Godannar!]]'', but from what we DO see it seems to be a nice enough arrangement. It helps that despite looking like a {{Dominatrix}}, Ekaterina is actually quite nice.

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--> '''Mizuki:''' "...'''Mizuki:''' ...the wonderful feeling of being dominated by a god... so irresistible! Please, say it again, Nanami-chan! Bind me with the invisible chain!"
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* We don't see much of [[MistressAndServantBoy Ekaterina and Kukrachyov]]'s relationship in ''[[Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar Godannar!]]'', but from what we DO ''do'' see it seems to be a nice enough arrangement. It helps that despite looking like a {{Dominatrix}}, Ekaterina is actually quite nice.



* The slaves in ''Film/{{Jezebel}}'' are awfully cheerful. Of course, this is pretty much the only way Hollywood dared depict slavery in 1938 - [[StillFightingTheCivilWar even though, by that point, slavery had been illegal for over 70 years]].

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* The slaves in ''Film/{{Jezebel}}'' are awfully cheerful. Of course, this is pretty much the only way Hollywood dared depict slavery in 1938 - -- [[StillFightingTheCivilWar even though, by that point, slavery had been illegal for over 70 years]].
27th Dec '17 7:09:58 PM DarthNANAME
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* Abe, the protagonist of the VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} series, was originally just fine being a slave working in Rupture Farms 1029, the biggest meat packing factory on the planet. It's him discovering that the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Glukkons]] plan on exterminating his species to sell as food and witnessing Oddworld in it's natural splendor before the Magog Cartel ravaged the land is what inspired Abe to revolt.
21st Dec '17 7:11:15 PM Santander02
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->''"I have found\\
You can find\\
[[TropeNamer Happiness in slavery]]"''
-->-- '''Music/NineInchNails'''

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->''"I have found\\
You can find\\
[[TropeNamer Happiness in slavery]]"''
->''"Happy slaves are the worst enemy of freedom"''
-->-- '''Music/NineInchNails'''
'''Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach'''
18th Dec '17 10:40:53 AM bfunc
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** At the end of the episode when Hawkeye does give her back to her brother (who announces his intention to sell her again), she goes with him ... [spoiler:for about five minutes, whereupon she tells her brother to get stuffed, and decides to stay at the camp doing basically the same kinds of things she'd been doing as a "moose" but getting paid for it]].

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** At the end of the episode when Hawkeye does give her back to her brother (who announces his intention to sell her again), she goes with him ... [spoiler:for [[spoiler:for about five minutes, whereupon she tells her brother to get stuffed, and decides to stay at the camp doing basically the same kinds of things she'd been doing as a "moose" but getting paid for it]].
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