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* {{Discussed}} in a July 2016 episode of ''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher'', right down to the trope name. Bill argues that, thanks to the advancements in technology that allow work to be done anytime/anywhere, the boundaries between one's work life and one's personal life are eliminated, thereby making both unhealthy.
7th Aug '16 1:30:21 PM rafi
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* ''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar'': Both Goh Saruwatari and his "wife" Anna Aoi. His mother-in-law, Dr. Kiriko Aoi (Anna's mother), also happens to be his boss.

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* ''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar'': Both Goh Saruwatari ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''; he's so married to football that boy-and-girl relationships are the rarest element to be found around him; considering this a {{Shounen}} genre, it's not very strange. Subverted slightly when he confesses his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sanae]]. Then he goes to Brazil and marries the job again, so that his girlfriend has to follow him there, love-struck and almost in tears before they finally get married for real.
* Lloyd Asplund from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a BunnyEarsLawyer who is wholly dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and development of the [[HumongousMecha Z-01 Lancelot]] to the point where he doesn't even acknowledge his fiancée-via-ArrangedMarriage as a romantic interest. He certainly doesn't seem to be interested in love,
and his "wife" Anna Aoi. His mother-in-law, Dr. Kiriko Aoi (Anna's mother), carefree attitude suggests that it isn't by lack of time. He probably simply doesn't care.
* L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Because of his line of work, he is perpetually in danger and so doesn't get out very much. He
also happens lacks charisma. Both of these factors mean that not only does L have no canon romantic relationships, but also no real friendships, either.
** Soichiro in [[Series/DeathNote the TV drama]] is frequently away from home to his job. This puts a strain on his relationship with his son Light, who must act as a parental figure to Sayu, which is amplified by Soichiro's absence during [[spoiler: Sachiko's death ten years prior.]]
* Oh lord, Sagara Sousuke from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. He is completely and totally socially inept because of living his whole life as a soldier. During one time, Kaname and Tessa hold a little bingo and concert party for soldiers to unwind, and Sousuke is shown very uncomfortable, showing disapproval of them relaxing on the job. It's only in ''The Second Raid'' that he even begins to consider the possibility of a life and a future with Kaname outside of the job - and that's only after [[CoolBigSis Mao]] asks him about his plans for his future and then criticizes him sharply when his only answer is "follow orders."
** His mentor Kalinin is implied
to be as well. By reading between the lines of [[FailedASpotCheck his boss.nostalgia]], it is apparent his wife was rather unhappy about his sense of priorities.
* ''Manga/HatarakiMan'': Hiroko dedicates almost all of her time to work, which causes the breakup between her and her boyfriend, who is also a workaholic.
%%* Hibari of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.



* In the ''Manga/LivingGame'' manga, Tokiko's husband spends all of his time at the office or away on business trips, leaving her to complain to the main characters. In fact, his devoted (male) assistant Komada is referred to at one point as a second 'wife'.
* Fate of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', whose job as [[SpacePolice Enforcer]] requires her to travel around space most of the time. In the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]], she laments the fact that she can't spend as much time as she wants with her adopted children Erio and Caro, and in ''[[SpinOffspring ViVid]]'', she was away so often that she was the ''last'' person to hear about her other adopted daughter Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Form]] (Nanoha kinda forgot to mention that little detail to her).
** The problem persists in the 2nd Mother's Day one-shot, when Vivio teases Fate about how often she is absent from her life (prompting Fate to angst that Vivio will no longer consider her one of her mothers), such as when she canceled a parental visit day for school due to [[SpacePolice her Enforcer duties]] but still notes that she's her mother and dear to her.
** Subaru, in the Movie Sound stage, laments not being able to see her family very often due to her job in the [[EmergencyServices rescue team]] almost constantly having her on duty, but Teana reassures her that they're still her family, noting Fate as being close to her family in spite of where her job takes her.
** Fate's adoptive brother, Chrono, being an Admiral who commands a ship like his mother once did, is noted in the Sound Stages as being away from his children fairly often.
** Mostly averted however with Lindy. With her only son stationed on her ship, Work and Home are pretty much one and the same for her. Even so, she always tries to make time for Chrono (and later Fate after adopting her) as a mother as well as commander.



* In the ''Manga/LivingGame'' manga, Tokiko's husband spends all of his time at the office or away on business trips, leaving her to complain to the main characters. In fact, his devoted (male) assistant Komada is referred to at one point as a second 'wife'.
* Lloyd Asplund from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a BunnyEarsLawyer who is wholly dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and development of the [[HumongousMecha Z-01 Lancelot]] to the point where he doesn't even acknowledge his fiancée-via-ArrangedMarriage as a romantic interest. He certainly doesn't seem to be interested in love, and his carefree attitude suggests that it isn't by lack of time. He probably simply doesn't care.
* Oh lord, Sagara Sousuke from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. He is completely and totally socially inept because of living his whole life as a soldier. During one time, Kaname and Tessa hold a little bingo and concert party for soldiers to unwind, and Sousuke is shown very uncomfortable, showing disapproval of them relaxing on the job. It's only in ''The Second Raid'' that he even begins to consider the possibility of a life and a future with Kaname outside of the job - and that's only after [[CoolBigSis Mao]] asks him about his plans for his future and then criticizes him sharply when his only answer is "follow orders."
** His mentor Kalinin is implied to be as well. By reading between the lines of [[FailedASpotCheck his nostalgia]], it is apparent his wife was rather unhappy about his sense of priorities.
* Fate of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', whose job as [[SpacePolice Enforcer]] requires her to travel around space most of the time. In the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]], she laments the fact that she can't spend as much time as she wants with her adopted children Erio and Caro, and in ''[[SpinOffspring ViVid]]'', she was away so often that she was the ''last'' person to hear about her other adopted daughter Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Form]] (Nanoha kinda forgot to mention that little detail to her).
** The problem persists in the 2nd Mother's Day one-shot, when Vivio teases Fate about how often she is absent from her life (prompting Fate to angst that Vivio will no longer consider her one of her mothers), such as when she canceled a parental visit day for school due to [[SpacePolice her Enforcer duties]] but still notes that she's her mother and dear to her.
** Subaru, in the Movie Sound stage, laments not being able to see her family very often due to her job in the [[EmergencyServices rescue team]] almost constantly having her on duty, but Teana reassures her that they're still her family, noting Fate as being close to her family in spite of where her job takes her.
** Fate's adoptive brother, Chrono, being an Admiral who commands a ship like his mother once did, is noted in the Sound Stages as being away from his children fairly often.
** Mostly averted however with Lindy. With her only son stationed on her ship, Work and Home are pretty much one and the same for her. Even so, she always tries to make time for Chrono (and later Fate after adopting her) as a mother as well as commander.
%%* Hibari of ''KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'': he's so married to football that boy-and-girl relationships are the rarest element to be found around him; considering this a {{Shounen}} genre, it's not very strange. Subverted slightly when he confesses his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sanae]]. Then he goes to Brazil and marries the job again, so that his girlfriend has to follow him there, love-struck and almost in tears before they finally get married for real.
* Both Kaiser and Asuka of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' use the "in love with dueling" line to let down attempted suitors.
* Implied with pretty much all the [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] aside for Usagi, with some making it clear:

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* In the ''Manga/LivingGame'' manga, Tokiko's husband spends all of his time at the office or away on business trips, leaving her to complain to the main characters. In fact, his devoted (male) assistant Komada is referred to at one point as a second 'wife'.
* Lloyd Asplund from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a BunnyEarsLawyer who is wholly dedicated to the construction, maintenance,
Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'' may enjoy sex and development of the [[HumongousMecha Z-01 Lancelot]] to the point where he doesn't even acknowledge his fiancée-via-ArrangedMarriage as a romantic interest. He certainly doesn't seem to be interested in love, and his carefree attitude suggests that it isn't by lack of time. He probably simply doesn't care.
* Oh lord, Sagara Sousuke from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. He is completely and totally socially inept because of living his whole life as a soldier. During one time, Kaname and Tessa hold a little bingo and concert party for soldiers to unwind, and Sousuke is shown very uncomfortable, showing disapproval of them relaxing on the job. It's only in ''The Second Raid'' that he even begins to consider the possibility of a life and a future with Kaname outside of the job - and that's only after [[CoolBigSis Mao]] asks him about his plans for his future and then criticizes him sharply when his only answer is "follow orders."
** His mentor Kalinin is implied to be as well. By reading between the lines of [[FailedASpotCheck his nostalgia]], it is apparent his wife was rather unhappy about his sense of priorities.
* Fate of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', whose job as [[SpacePolice Enforcer]] requires her to travel around space most of the time. In the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]], she laments the fact that she can't spend as much time as she wants with her adopted children Erio and Caro, and in ''[[SpinOffspring ViVid]]'', she was away so often that she was the ''last'' person to hear about her other adopted daughter Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Form]] (Nanoha kinda forgot to mention that little detail to her).
** The problem persists in the 2nd Mother's Day one-shot, when Vivio teases Fate about how often she is absent from her life (prompting Fate to angst that Vivio will no longer consider her one of her mothers), such as when she canceled a parental visit day for school due to [[SpacePolice her Enforcer duties]]
have children, but still notes that make no mistake, she's her mother and dear too busy ruling a nation to her.
** Subaru, in the Movie Sound stage, laments not being able to see her family very often due to her job in the [[EmergencyServices rescue team]] almost constantly having her on duty, but Teana reassures her that they're still her family, noting Fate as being close to her family in spite of where her job takes her.
** Fate's adoptive brother, Chrono, being an Admiral who commands a ship like his mother once did, is noted in the Sound Stages as being away from his children fairly often.
** Mostly averted however
bother with Lindy. With her only son stationed on her ship, Work emotional attachments. When she's thinking about the country even during relaxing baths, hunting, and Home are pretty much one and the same for her. Even so, she always tries to make time for Chrono (and later Fate after adopting her) as a mother as well as commander.
%%* Hibari of ''KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'': he's so married to football that boy-and-girl relationships are the rarest element to be found around him; considering this a {{Shounen}} genre,
''childbirth'', it's not very strange. Subverted slightly when he confesses his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sanae]]. Then he goes to Brazil and marries the job again, so that his girlfriend has to follow him there, love-struck and almost clear she's this trope.
* Implied,
in tears before they finally get married for real.
* Both Kaiser and Asuka of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' use the "in love with dueling" line to let down attempted suitors.
* Implied
''Manga/SailorMoon'' , with pretty much all the [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] Senshi aside for Usagi, with some making it clear:



* Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'' may enjoy sex and have children, but make no mistake, she's too busy ruling a nation to bother with emotional attachments. When she's thinking about the country even during relaxing baths, hunting, and ''childbirth'', it's clear she's this trope.
* ''Manga/HatarakiMan'': Hiroko dedicates almost all of her time to work, which causes the breakup between her and her boyfriend, who is also a workaholic.
* L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Because of his line of work, he is perpetually in danger and so doesn't get out very much. He also lacks charisma. Both of these factors mean that not only does L have no canon romantic relationships, but also no real friendships, either.
** Soichiro in [[Series/DeathNote the TV drama]] is frequently away from home to his job. This puts a strain on his relationship with his son Light, who must act as a parental figure to Sayu, which is amplified by Soichiro's absence during [[spoiler: Sachiko's death ten years prior.]]

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* Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'' may enjoy sex ''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar'': Both Goh Saruwatari and have children, but his "wife" Anna Aoi. His mother-in-law, Dr. Kiriko Aoi (Anna's mother), also happens to be his boss.
* In ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is the reason because Rito and Mikan parents rarely
make no mistake, she's too busy ruling a nation to bother with emotional attachments. When she's thinking about apparitions in the country even during relaxing baths, hunting, and ''childbirth'', it's clear she's this trope.
* ''Manga/HatarakiMan'': Hiroko dedicates almost all of her time to work, which causes the breakup between her and her boyfriend, who is also a workaholic.
* L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Because of
series. Their dad lives in his line of work, own apartment/studio where he is perpetually in danger and so doesn't get out very much. He also lacks charisma. Both of these factors mean that not only does L have no canon romantic relationships, but also no real friendships, either.
** Soichiro
his work as a mangaka while their mom normally working overseas (once in [[Series/DeathNote the TV drama]] is frequently away from a while she returns home to his job. This puts a strain check up on his relationship the family).
* Both Kaiser and Asuka of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' use the "in love
with his son Light, who must act as a parental figure dueling" line to Sayu, which is amplified by Soichiro's absence during [[spoiler: Sachiko's death ten years prior.]]let down attempted suitors.
7th Aug '16 1:16:48 PM Steven
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* This is part of the reason why Johnny and Sonya's relationship is heavily strained in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. Johnny accuses Sonya of caring about her job more than her own family and how she never spends any time with him or their daughter, Cassie. Sonya retorts that he had responsibilities to uphold (both of them are in the Special Forces tasked with protecting the Earth from Outworld and Netherealm invaders) while Johnny counters that Sonya used to care about her family in the past and he leaves it at that as he walks out.

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* This is part of the reason why Johnny and Sonya's relationship is heavily strained in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. Johnny accuses Sonya of caring about her job more than her own family and how she never spends any time with him or their daughter, Cassie. Sonya retorts that he she had responsibilities to uphold (both of them are in the Special Forces tasked with protecting the Earth from Outworld and Netherealm invaders) while Johnny counters that Sonya used to care about her family in the past and he leaves it at that as he walks out.
7th Aug '16 1:15:10 PM Steven
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* This is part of the reason why Johnny and Sonya's relationship is heavily strained in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. Johnny accuses Sonya of caring about her job more than her own family and how she never spends any time with him or their daughter, Cassie. Sonya retorts that he had responsibilities to uphold (both of them are in the Special Forces tasked with protecting the Earth from Outworld and Netherealm invaders) while Johnny counters that Sonya used to care about her family in the past and he leaves it at that as he walks out.
24th Jul '16 4:24:47 PM dasuberkaiser
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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', a feline friend of Kell's, Aby, is [[LiteralMetaphor literally married to her job]]. They had a wedding and everything. The 'marriage' is complete with an anniversary gift (a new sign for her shop) and concern that she might be cheating on it (by making supplemental income on [[SecondLife Ninth Life]]). (And apparently franchises are their equivalent of children). This has become downplayed in recent years, since she became romantically linked with a MOUSCAR driver.
* Todo in ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'', as AV discovered during an attempted date.
* Mordecai Heller from ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''.
* [[DragonWithAnAgenda Redcloak]], from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. When his [[spoiler: little brother sets him up on a blind date, Redcloak, despite being pretty obviously interested, bails at the last second to go recruit for The Plan]].
* Invoked but subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''. When Zeta realises Artie is attracted to ANTONIO SMITH, FORENSIC LINGUIST! (before Artie himself has even realised he's gay) she tells him "It'll never work, honey, he's married to grammar" before adding as an afterthought "And actually married."
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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', a feline friend of Kell's, Aby, is [[LiteralMetaphor literally married to her job]]. They had a wedding and everything. The 'marriage' is complete with an anniversary gift (a new sign for her shop) and concern that she might be cheating on it (by making supplemental income on [[SecondLife Ninth Life]]). (And apparently franchises are their equivalent of children). This has become downplayed in recent years, since she became romantically linked with a MOUSCAR driver.
* Todo in ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'', as AV discovered during an attempted date.
* Mordecai Heller from ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''.
* [[DragonWithAnAgenda Redcloak]], from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. When his [[spoiler: little brother sets him up on a blind date, Redcloak, despite being pretty obviously interested, bails at the last second to go recruit for The Plan]].
* Invoked but subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''. When Zeta realises Artie is attracted to ANTONIO SMITH, FORENSIC LINGUIST! (before Artie himself has even realised he's gay) she tells him "It'll never work, honey, he's married to grammar" before adding as an afterthought "And actually married."
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} uses this as an excuse at times. His other excuse go to excuse is ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} uses this as an excuse at times. His other excuse go to excuse is ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
19th Jun '16 7:31:01 AM dmcreif
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* Syd, Jamie's betrothed on ''Series/BlueBloods'' breaks up with him because he is too dedicated to being a cop and he is unwilling/unable to talk to her about what he does.
** In contrast Danny seems to be happily married even though he tends to get obsessive about some of his cases.

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* Syd, Jamie's betrothed on ''Series/BlueBloods'' *In ''Series/BlueBloods'', the Reagan family are this to different levels:
**Jamie Reagan's first fiancée Sydney Davenport
breaks up with him because he is too dedicated to being a cop and he is unwilling/unable to talk to her about what he does.
** In contrast Danny
does.
**Danny
seems to be happily married even though he tends to get obsessive about some of his cases.cases. On a few occasions, Danny also schedules himself for a lot of extra tours when he and Linda are going through financial difficulties.
**Frank is a justified case, since he's the police commissioner and has to play both the legal and political aspects of the NYPD.



* Walter White in ''Series/BreakingBad'' is married to his crystal meth empire, which gradually drives his family apart as Skyler is drawn into it, and moreso when Hank, Marie, and eventually Walt Jr. find out.
** Notable example: Walt ends up missing the birth of his daughter Holly because he has to honor a timed delivery of 38 pounds of meth to Gus Fring.

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* Walter White in ''Series/BreakingBad'' is ''Series/BreakingBad''. He's married to his crystal meth empire, which gradually drives his family apart as Skyler is drawn into it, and moreso when Hank, Marie, and eventually Walt Jr. find out.
** Notable example:
out. For instance, Walt ends up missing the birth of his daughter Holly because he has to honor a timed delivery of 38 pounds of meth to Gus Fring.



* As President of the United States, UsefulNotes/BarackObama has done much to [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/19/obamas-most-unusual-legacy-being-a-good-dad/?tid=sm_fb avert this trope]], compared to other Presidents. As the article points out:

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* As President of the United States, UsefulNotes/BarackObama has done much to [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/19/obamas-most-unusual-legacy-being-a-good-dad/?tid=sm_fb avert this trope]], compared to other Presidents. As the article points out:''West Wing'' entry above noted, many White House positions see high turnover rates because the stress tends to lead to job burnout. The trope even applies to the President:



** UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter occasionally carved out time to play with his youngest child, Amy, but he was an absentee dad to his three sons, Jack, Chip and Jeff.

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** **While UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter occasionally carved out time to play with his youngest child, Amy, but he was an absentee dad to his three sons, Jack, Chip and Jeff.
**[[https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/19/obamas-most-unusual-legacy-being-a-good-dad/?tid=sm_fb Heavily averted with]] UsefulNotes/BarackObama.
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* As President of the United States, UsefulNotes/BarackObama has done much to [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/19/obamas-most-unusual-legacy-being-a-good-dad/?tid=sm_fb avert this trope]], compared to other Presidents. As the article points out:
**UsefulNotes/LyndonBJohnson hardly ever even saw his young daughters during his days as Senate Majority Leader, and only after he suffered a heart attack in 1955 did he begin to recognize that his life “was so lopsided as to be ridiculous … [and that] there was something else besides my job.”
**UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter occasionally carved out time to play with his youngest child, Amy, but he was an absentee dad to his three sons, Jack, Chip and Jeff.
8th Jun '16 9:35:47 AM Willbyr
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* In the ''Manga/LivingGame'' manga, Tokiko's husband spends all of his time at the office or away on business trips, leaving her to complain to the main characters. In fact, his devoted (male) assistant Komada is referred to at one point as a second [[http://www.onemanga.com/Living_Game/39/17/ 'wife']].

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* In the ''Manga/LivingGame'' manga, Tokiko's husband spends all of his time at the office or away on business trips, leaving her to complain to the main characters. In fact, his devoted (male) assistant Komada is referred to at one point as a second [[http://www.onemanga.com/Living_Game/39/17/ 'wife']].'wife'.



* CaptainTsubasa: he's so married to football that boy-and-girl relationships are the rarest element to be found around him; considering this a {{Shounen}} genre, it's not very strange. Subverted slightly when he confesses his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sanae]]. Then he goes to Brazil and marries the job again, so that his girlfriend has to follow him there, love-struck and almost in tears before they finally get married for real.

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* CaptainTsubasa: ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'': he's so married to football that boy-and-girl relationships are the rarest element to be found around him; considering this a {{Shounen}} genre, it's not very strange. Subverted slightly when he confesses his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sanae]]. Then he goes to Brazil and marries the job again, so that his girlfriend has to follow him there, love-struck and almost in tears before they finally get married for real.



** the manga version of Rei had [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest already sworn off men for unrelated reasons]], but when tempted with the prospective of abandoning her duty and finding love she did not exitate into ''burning down temptation and temptor''. She later appeared to ''have'' found love, but as it was [[LesYay Minako]] it didn't get in the way of her duty in the slightest;
** the Sailor Star Lights make clear they value their mission to find their princess above everything else, with the anime having Yaten berating Minako ([[{{Irony}} this series' poster child for the trope]]) when it appeared she was about to put her dream of being an idol over her duty;
** as said above, Minako is the clearest example, as in all continuities she puts it well above her dream to be an idol and her love life: in the anime, where the element is at its lightest, an episode showing her choosing her duty over her love life and another having her placing her duty over the dream of being an idol (the above incident where Yaten berated her. Turns out, Minako not only just wanted to see if she had the ability to pull it off ''after'' all dangers had passed, but she ''asked Usagi for permission before trying''); in the live action (the one continuity where she ''is'' an idol) at one point she came close to ''reject her identity as Minako Aino'' to better accomplish her duty; and in the manga, her first kill was ''the boy she was crushing on'' (turned out it was a youma), and later killed [[spoiler: ''her true love'']] upon learning he was from the Dark Kingdom, and even stated she had not need for men and that they were in the way of her duty (in a scene filled with ShipTease between her and Rei, the one possible love who would ''never'' get in the way of her duty).

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** the The manga version of Rei had [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest already sworn off men for unrelated reasons]], but when tempted with the prospective of abandoning her duty and finding love she did not exitate into ''burning down temptation and temptor''. She later appeared to ''have'' found love, but as it was [[LesYay Minako]] it didn't get in the way of her duty in the slightest;
** the The Sailor Star Lights make clear they value their mission to find their princess above everything else, with the anime having Yaten berating Minako ([[{{Irony}} this series' poster child for the trope]]) when it appeared she was about to put her dream of being an idol over her duty;
** as As said above, Minako is the clearest example, as in all continuities she puts it well above her dream to be an idol and her love life: in the anime, where the element is at its lightest, an episode showing her choosing her duty over her love life and another having her placing her duty over the dream of being an idol (the above incident where Yaten berated her. Turns out, Minako not only just wanted to see if she had the ability to pull it off ''after'' all dangers had passed, but she ''asked Usagi for permission before trying''); in the live action (the one continuity where she ''is'' an idol) at one point she came close to ''reject her identity as Minako Aino'' to better accomplish her duty; and in the manga, her first kill was ''the boy she was crushing on'' (turned out it was a youma), and later killed [[spoiler: ''her true love'']] upon learning he was from the Dark Kingdom, and even stated she had not need for men and that they were in the way of her duty (in a scene filled with ShipTease between her and Rei, the one possible love who would ''never'' get in the way of her duty).
6th Jun '16 11:41:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series, Hari Seldon's friend and colleague Yugo Amaryl was only interested in developing psychohistory. He never married, didn't know any people aside from his colleagues and died early from overwork.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series, Hari Seldon's friend and colleague Yugo Amaryl was only interested in developing psychohistory. He never married, didn't know any people aside from his colleagues and died early from overwork.
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