History Main / KleptomaniacHero

19th Sep '17 12:12:30 AM Doug86
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* Played with in the animated DungeonsAndDragons series with the character Sheila, who is given the title of "Thief" by the Dungeon Master on her arrival in the Realm. She does have to use her invisibility cloak to filch items from time to time, such as her friends' weapons, keys to a cell, various mystic items, and on one notable occasion, her friend Eric from a hoard of Lizard Men and Bullywogs that were trying to capture him. However, she's not usually particularly happy with being in these situations, being more concerned for the welfare of her friends and her brother. It's also notable that despite giving her the title of Thief in the Exposition, Dungeon Master tends not to address her by her title in the series proper, despite doing so for the others in her party.

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* Played with in the animated DungeonsAndDragons ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' series with the character Sheila, who is given the title of "Thief" by the Dungeon Master on her arrival in the Realm. She does have to use her invisibility cloak to filch items from time to time, such as her friends' weapons, keys to a cell, various mystic items, and on one notable occasion, her friend Eric from a hoard of Lizard Men and Bullywogs that were trying to capture him. However, she's not usually particularly happy with being in these situations, being more concerned for the welfare of her friends and her brother. It's also notable that despite giving her the title of Thief in the Exposition, Dungeon Master tends not to address her by her title in the series proper, despite doing so for the others in her party.
9th Sep '17 8:55:59 PM sgamer82
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* Subverted in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'', where the "hero" actually introduces another character who wants to be a hero to the idea of stealing herbs from homes, which backfires on the second character. This anime plays with other tropes, including a scene at the end where [[spoiler:the characters defeat everything except the final boss, then leave without fighting him.]], the manga does defeat the final boss, in a much longer story.

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* ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru''
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Subverted in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'', where the "hero" actually introduces another character who wants to be a hero to the idea of stealing herbs from homes, which backfires on the second character. This anime plays with other tropes, including a scene at the end where [[spoiler:the characters defeat everything except the final boss, then leave without fighting him.]], the manga does defeat the final boss, in a much longer story.
3rd Sep '17 5:34:42 PM thatother1dude
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** It's worth noting that stealing absolutely ''everything'' in these games is a bad idea - ''Fallout 3'' and ''New Vegas'' in particular are filled with atmospheric clutter that can't even be considered VendorTrash.
** ...But in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', total kleptomania is back with a vengeance. ''Everything'' in the Commonwealth can be broken down for scrap and used to build [[GunAccessories weapon mods]] or [[AHomeownerIsYou settlements]], so after clearing a site of raiders or mutants, you'll probably find yourself returning to collect every last broken telephone, clipboard or toy car. Your companions will lampshade your kleptomania, and you can even come across enemy [=NPCs=] marveling over some nutcase they ran into who collected desk fans.

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** It's worth noting that stealing absolutely ''everything'' in these games is a bad idea - ''Fallout 3'' and ''New Vegas'' in particular are filled with heavy, nigh-worthless atmospheric clutter that can't even be considered VendorTrash.
** ...But in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', total kleptomania is back with a vengeance. ''Everything'' in the Commonwealth can be broken down for scrap and used to build [[GunAccessories [[DesignItYourselfEquipment weapon mods]] or [[AHomeownerIsYou settlements]], so after clearing a site of raiders or mutants, you'll probably find yourself returning to collect every last broken telephone, clipboard or toy car.car. Granted, some materials (like wood and steel) are so ubiquitous you'll ignore them before long to focus on the rarer stuff. The games even has a feature where you'll select which base components to search for, and any object made of them it specially marked. Your companions will lampshade your kleptomania, and you can even come across enemy [=NPCs=] marveling over some nutcase they ran into who collected desk fans.
2nd Sep '17 1:09:56 PM ngh93
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->''Thank you, gentlemen! Someday, I ''will'' repay you...unless of course, I can't find you or if I forget.''

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->''Thank you, gentlemen! Someday, I ''will'' repay you...unless you! ...Unless, of course, I can't find you or if I forget.''
19th Aug '17 8:24:38 PM SAMAS
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'' is about as bad as this as ''Terraria'' listed below. You can explicitly break into people's houses, search their beds, shelves and appliances for items or traps, break said appliances down for resources, and then tear the whole house down to its foundations... The dig up the foundation, too.
2nd Aug '17 3:14:18 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', shockingly valuable items such as fancy weapons and chests full of rupees can be found in spots where civilians were obviously having them stored, yet Link can loot them nonetheless. It's at least justified at the Stables, where the managers say that they leave useful items laying nearby for travelers.
31st Jul '17 12:08:10 PM WillKeaton
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[http://sia-chan.deviantart.com/art/Stealing-in-Skyrim-302715374 Image]] by [[http://sia-chan.deviantart.com/ Sia-chan]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[http://sia-chan.deviantart.com/art/Stealing-in-Skyrim-302715374 Image]] by [[http://sia-chan.deviantart.com/ Sia-chan]].]]-]
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31st Jul '17 12:07:58 PM WillKeaton
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As much as the motto for the FPS is, "[[ShootEverythingThatMoves If it moves, shoot it]]," the motto for the AdventureGame and RolePlayingGame is, "When it's dead, loot it." or "Take everything that isn't [[EmptyRoomPsych nailed down or too heavy]] [[note]]and anything that can be pried loose is not considered nailed down.[[/note]]" (The latter advice appeared in the general strategy section of Creator/{{Infocom}}'s manuals.)

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As much as the motto for the FPS is, "[[ShootEverythingThatMoves If it moves, shoot it]]," the motto for the AdventureGame and RolePlayingGame is, "When it's dead, loot it." or "Take everything that isn't [[EmptyRoomPsych nailed down or too heavy]] [[note]]and heavy]]and anything that can be pried loose is not considered nailed down.[[/note]]" (The " The latter advice appeared in the general strategy section of Creator/{{Infocom}}'s manuals.)
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26th Jul '17 3:09:20 PM Aardvark123
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* Brad in ''Fanfic/{{FREAKINGENSOKYO}}'', to an [[UpToEleven almost unbelievable degree]]. He stuffs his BagOfHolding with stolen clothes and furniture, and is showing no signs of tiring.
14th Jul '17 5:57:46 PM MBG
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The Blood Ravens Chapter are notorious for having the highest artifact collection rate in the Imperium, looting worlds for ancient artifacts or hidden knowledge, and even stealing from other fully-armed Space Marine chapters. This stems from their original appearances in the VideoGame/DawnOfWar video games, where the Blood Ravens can equip relics that are explicitly other Chapters' property and vaguely suspicious explanations for having them in their armory.

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** ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' attempted to avert this with the Kender. When creating the setting, they realized that they had to have room for a Good race [[PlanetOfHats that specialized in]] the Thief class, but if a race (like halflings) was composed of career thieves, then [[FridgeLogic why would the other Good races let them be around?]] Their solution was to create a race that had no concept of ownership, and stole things for fidgeting or fun without any malicious intent. Ironically, this created [[TheScrappy one of the most loathed races ever]], because while a halfling will steal from enemies out of practicality, [[ChaoticStupid a kender will steal from anyone for no reason]].
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The Blood Ravens Chapter are notorious for noted in the fandom as having the highest artifact collection rate in the Imperium, looting worlds for ancient artifacts or hidden knowledge, and even stealing from other fully-armed Space Marine chapters. This stems from their original appearances in the VideoGame/DawnOfWar video games, where the Blood Ravens can equip relics that are explicitly other Chapters' property and vaguely suspicious explanations for having them in their armory.
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