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18th Aug '17 4:19:55 PM zarpaulus
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* In JimButcher's Literature/TheDresdenFiles novel ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', Harry is living on a houseboat at the end. [[spoiler:Briefly.]]

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* In JimButcher's Literature/TheDresdenFiles novel ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', Harry is living on a houseboat at the end.end after his apartment is burned out. [[spoiler:Briefly. Then after he's revived he moves into a shack on a hidden island.]]
13th Aug '17 10:42:13 AM HarpieSiren
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** His house at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks is a boat, called the Miss Daisy, which was carried over into the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'' shorts.
13th Aug '17 8:44:22 AM TonyG
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* "Hero" is questionable, but in ''The Little Wise Hen'', one of the very first DonaldDuck shorts, he lived on a houseboat. Fittingly, since he was more of an actual duck back then, so you'd think he'd live close to water.

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* "Hero" is questionable, but in ''The Little Wise Hen'', one of the very first DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck shorts, he lived on a houseboat. Fittingly, since he was more of an actual duck back then, so you'd think he'd live close to water.water.
** In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'', Donald and his nephews are living in an old boat. By the end of the pilot, it relocates to Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s swimming pool after [[spoiler:it catches fire due to the nephews trying to hotwire it.]]
3rd Jun '17 11:42:28 PM angie710
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Straightforward trope -- the hero is that much cooler because he not only ''has'' a CoolBoat, he actually ''lives'' on it (in theory, the hero could live on an uncool houseboat, except that houseboats are almost inherently cool), making it, at the same time, a CoolHouse. This may be symbolic of the hero's cool detachment from things, since he could (in theory at least) just raise anchor and move his whole life away whenever he wishes. Doesn't apply to people who live on a boat which serves as the home base for dozens or hundreds of occupants, or to those who just ''work'' on a boat owned by someone else, even if that's where they spend their nights (in a navy, as a pirate, on a cruise ship).

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Straightforward trope -- the hero is that much cooler because he not only ''has'' a CoolBoat, he actually ''lives'' on it (in theory, the hero could live on an uncool houseboat, except that houseboats are almost inherently cool), making it, at the same time, a CoolHouse. This may be symbolic of the hero's cool detachment from things, things (or his being AllergicToRoutine), since he could (in theory at least) just raise anchor and move his whole life away whenever he wishes. Doesn't apply to people who live on a boat which serves as the home base for dozens or hundreds of occupants, or to those who just ''work'' on a boat owned by someone else, even if that's where they spend their nights (in a navy, as a pirate, on a cruise ship).
4th May '17 10:21:52 PM ethansloan
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* Riggs, in at least one of the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movies.
4th Jan '17 8:20:49 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden V}}'' has the Oboro Detective Agency, whose members live together on a small boat as both coworkers and surrogate family. This lets them pick up and go whenever they want; if the player isn't careful, this can lead to them being LostForever, courtesy of them leaving before the Prince can convince them to join his cause.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden V}}'' has the Oboro Detective Agency, whose members live together on a small boat as both coworkers and surrogate family. This lets them pick up and go whenever they want; if the player isn't careful, this can lead to them being LostForever, [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost forever]], courtesy of them leaving before the Prince can convince them to join his cause.
30th Nov '16 6:17:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shane Falco in ''Film/TheReplacements'' ("See that yacht over there with the satellite dish? Mine's the one next to it covered in pigeon crap.")

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* Shane Falco in ''Film/TheReplacements'' ''Film/TheReplacements2000'' ("See that yacht over there with the satellite dish? Mine's the one next to it covered in pigeon crap.")
12th Nov '16 4:56:56 PM nombretomado
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* JohnWayne in ''Film/McQ''.

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* JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne in ''Film/McQ''.
18th Sep '16 12:49:21 PM nombretomado
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* A pretty popular ''{{Archie}}'' story involves one. Archie and Betty find a girl in a swamp, and take her to their friend, an old captain living in a houseboat. The girl is revealed to be an heiress, but her uncle is trying to kill her. Archie and his friends set a trap for him, luring him to the boat, planning on jumping him when he opens the door. However, the uncle decides instead to cut the lines, sending them down toward the InevitableWaterfall. [[spoiler:Of course, the gang had planned for this, and there was a cable that kept the boat from drifting ''too'' far down. Makes you wonder why the captain lived so close to a waterfall...]]

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* A pretty popular ''{{Archie}}'' ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' story involves one. Archie and Betty find a girl in a swamp, and take her to their friend, an old captain living in a houseboat. The girl is revealed to be an heiress, but her uncle is trying to kill her. Archie and his friends set a trap for him, luring him to the boat, planning on jumping him when he opens the door. However, the uncle decides instead to cut the lines, sending them down toward the InevitableWaterfall. [[spoiler:Of course, the gang had planned for this, and there was a cable that kept the boat from drifting ''too'' far down. Makes you wonder why the captain lived so close to a waterfall...]]
21st Jul '16 7:54:21 AM davah301
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** Chief Wiggum lives on one (The Big Queasy) in the ''Chief Wiggum, P.I.'' segment from ''The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase''.
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