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15th Aug '16 8:09:10 AM Couran
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** The Stark children's direwolves have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.

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** The Stark children's direwolves have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.
28th Jul '16 10:31:08 AM Willbyr
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* While Alice likes to pretend otherwise, it ultimately IS Oz who holds the leash in ''PandoraHearts''. The terms of the contract between the teenage nobleman and the demonic, scythe-wielding 'Bloodstained Black Rabbit' are uncertain at best, but Oz's superb willpower means that he can effectively shut down Alice if she gets out of hand. [[spoiler:Or the fact that those powers were his to begin with, and Alice was just a vessel for said powers.]]

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* While Alice likes to pretend otherwise, it ultimately IS Oz who holds the leash in ''PandoraHearts''.''Manga/PandoraHearts''. The terms of the contract between the teenage nobleman and the demonic, scythe-wielding 'Bloodstained Black Rabbit' are uncertain at best, but Oz's superb willpower means that he can effectively shut down Alice if she gets out of hand. [[spoiler:Or the fact that those powers were his to begin with, and Alice was just a vessel for said powers.]]
18th Jul '16 1:20:54 PM maso_miner
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Worm Taylor]] is this towards ''the Endbringers'' in [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-friends-like-these-altpower-taylor-worm.312205/ With Friends Like These]].

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Worm [[Literature/{{Worm}} Taylor]] is this towards ''the Endbringers'' in [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-friends-like-these-altpower-taylor-worm.312205/ With Friends Like These]].
25th Jun '16 6:21:05 AM 20thcenturyvole
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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', the Machine becomes this to Root. To clarify: the [[BigBrotherIsWatching all-seeing]] [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance state]] [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] is the benevolent leash-holder, and perky Amy Acker is the barely-restrained avatar of chaos and doom.
18th Jun '16 12:53:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Deconstructed/subverted in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': Nathaniel (an apprentice magician) firmly believes that demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil, and that elaborate incantations and [[ExactWords careful wording]] are necessary to keep enslaved summons in check. While this is not entirely unjustified (Bartimaeus is very open about his willingness to free himself by killing Nathaniel if he had the chance), Bartimaeus -- the demon -- is often [[NobleDemon more moral]] than Nathaniel. He complains about being given less-than-ethical tasks, and there are hints throughout the series that both the djinni and the boy would be better off if Nathaniel relaxed the restraints and simply ''trusted'' him.

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* Deconstructed/subverted in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': Nathaniel (an apprentice magician) firmly believes that demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil, and that elaborate incantations and [[ExactWords careful wording]] are necessary to keep enslaved summons in check. While this is not entirely unjustified (Bartimaeus is very open about his willingness to free himself by killing Nathaniel if he had the chance), Bartimaeus -- the demon -- is often [[NobleDemon more moral]] than Nathaniel. He complains about being given less-than-ethical tasks, and there are hints throughout the series that both the djinni and the boy would be better off if Nathaniel relaxed the restraints and simply ''trusted'' him.



* The Stark children's direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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The Stark children's direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.



* ''MinaAndTheCount'': Vampire mellows out for a little girl.

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* ''MinaAndTheCount'': ''WesternAnimation/MinaAndTheCount'': Vampire mellows out for a little girl.
12th May '16 4:41:23 AM Standalonefemale
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* In ''SolInvictus'', Zoro would only take orders from Luffy. The other characters note that she seems to be the only one who can do it.
21st Feb '16 9:32:00 PM LadyNorbert
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* At the start of ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'', [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]] is firmly tethered to Lydia and can't go very far from her.



* The Stark children's direwolves in ASongOfIceAndFire have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]], have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.

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* The Stark children's direwolves in ASongOfIceAndFire ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them apart (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]], killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.
20th Feb '16 11:15:09 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The Heterodyne family of serves as a family of [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] {{mad scientist}}s with the leash to Castle Heterodyne.
** Agatha is one of the few any empathy, kindness, or respect for other humans. However, Agatha has to watch how she orders the Castle. It tends to interpret her orders... creatively.
** Agatha's father and uncle were the "Heterodyne Boys", heroic adventurer sparks who tried to help other people as well. This trope applies in several more cases, too--the Heterodynes had ''lots'' of servants to the line, including the Castle itself, the Jagers, and the people of Mechanicsburg. Agatha, through her mother's CompellingVoice, also has some degree of control over several of the geisterdamen, the slaver wasps and creatures, and anyone infected with the new slaver wasps.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The Heterodyne family of serves as a family of [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] {{mad scientist}}s with the leash to Castle Heterodyne.
** Agatha is one of the few with any empathy, kindness, or respect for other humans. However, Agatha has to watch how she orders the Castle. It tends to interpret her orders... creatively.
** Agatha's father and uncle were the "Heterodyne Boys", heroic adventurer sparks who tried to help other people as well. This trope applies in several more cases, too--the too; the Heterodynes had ''lots'' of servants to the line, including the Castle itself, the Jagers, and the people of Mechanicsburg. Agatha, through her mother's CompellingVoice, also has some degree of control over several of the geisterdamen, the slaver wasps and creatures, and anyone infected with the new slaver wasps.



* Lydia is this quite literally for Betelgeuse in the first several chapters of ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes''. He invokes an ancient magical law which changes his punishment from straight-up imprisonment to being bound to a mortal anchor, and invisible chains prevent him from moving far from her side.



* Lydia Deetz from the [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon version]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is the only character who can keep the eponymous AntiHero under control. Of course, it also helps that saying "Beetlejuice" three times imprisons him as well as releases him, in case he gets too out-of-control.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', the GrimReaper is forced to become the best friends of Mandy (a sociopathic CreepyChild) and Billy (who's dumber than pond scum).
* ''MinaAndTheCount''. Vampire mellows out for a little girl.

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* Lydia Deetz from the [[AnimatedAdaptation cartoon version]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is the only character who can keep the eponymous AntiHero under control. Of course, it also helps that saying "Beetlejuice" three times imprisons him as well as releases him, in case She's a blend of this trope and MoralityChain; he gets too out-of-control.
genuinely adores her and will (however reluctantly) behave himself if she asks.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', the GrimReaper is forced to become the best friends friend of Mandy (a sociopathic CreepyChild) and Billy (who's dumber than pond scum).
* ''MinaAndTheCount''. ''MinaAndTheCount'': Vampire mellows out for a little girl.
19th Feb '16 9:15:21 AM bookwormgal
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* At the start of ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'', [[Film/{{Beetlejuice Betelgeuse]] is firmly tethered to Lydia and can't go very far from her.

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* At the start of ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'', [[Film/{{Beetlejuice [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]] is firmly tethered to Lydia and can't go very far from her.
19th Feb '16 9:14:16 AM bookwormgal
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* At the start of ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'', [[Film/{{Beetlejuice Betelgeuse]] is firmly tethered to Lydia and can't go very far from her.
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