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14th Mar '17 3:40:59 PM Bissek
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* A number of ''Series/BabylonFive'' characters may qualify, but Dr. Franklin is the most obvious.

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* A number of ''Series/BabylonFive'' characters may qualify, but Dr. Franklin is the most obvious. In an variation, part of the reason why Mollari is so devoted to his work is because it requires him to be on a space station seventy-five light years away from his wives, who he can't stand (and the feeling is mutual - each match was an ArrangedMarriage that neither party was involved in setting up).
12th Mar '17 8:48:03 AM creader
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* Sosuke's dad in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is a fisherman who spends most of the time away at sea and gets his wife plenty mad at him when he has to stay out a few more days. The family is intentionally analogous to the family of director Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, who suffered from the same problem; the RealitySubtext of the film is an apology to his son.



* Sosuke's dad in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is a fisherman who spends most of the time away at sea and gets his wife plenty mad at him when he has to stay out a few more days. The family is intentionally analogous to the family of director Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, who suffered from the same problem; the RealitySubtext of the film is an apology to his son.
17th Feb '17 12:46:42 AM LadyNorbert
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* It was implied in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' that this was a contributing factor of Bryan's divorce. Although he did retire early to spend more time with his daughter.

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* It was implied in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' that this was a contributing factor of Bryan's divorce. Although divorce, although he did retire early to spend more time with his daughter.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Sam Vimes a textbook example. He's constantly running off on his wife, Lady Sybil, often in the middle of meals, to pursue justice and the people who evade it. In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' he's so preoccupied with the central mystery it takes an entire book before he realizes that [[spoiler:Sybil is pregnant]].

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Sam Vimes a textbook example. He's constantly running off on his wife, Lady Sybil, often in the middle of meals, to pursue justice and the people who evade it. In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant,'' he's so preoccupied with the central mystery that it takes an the entire book before he realizes that [[spoiler:Sybil is pregnant]].



* Literature/SherlockHolmes repeatedly states that he can't possibly become emotionally involved with a woman because love would compromise his ability to be an ideal reasoning machine. (Though he does end up developing at least one emotional attachment in his friendship with Watson, probably against his own intentions.)

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes repeatedly states that he can't possibly become emotionally involved with a woman because love would compromise his ability to be an ideal reasoning machine. (Though (Of course, he does end up developing at least one emotional attachment in his friendship with Watson, probably against his own intentions.intentions. He is also shown to have a close relationship with his older brother.)



* Victor Henry is married to his naval career in ''Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance''. This ruins his marriage. Sympathy is still with him - saving the world from Nazis would be a wee bit distracting.



* Victor Henry is Married To The Job of being a naval officer in ''Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance''. This ruins his marriage. Sympathy is still with him - saving the world from Nazis would be a wee bit distracting.
* The usual gender roles of this trope are switched in ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'', in which it's the mother who is a job-fixated {{workaholic}} who is never around and the father who's a bit pissed about it. Although during an argument, the mother does rather bitterly point out that working for eighty hours a week to support her family wasn't exactly how she imagined living her life either.

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* Victor Henry is Married To The Job of being a naval officer in ''Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance''. This ruins his marriage. Sympathy is still with him - saving the world from Nazis would be a wee bit distracting.
* The usual gender roles of this trope are switched in ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'', in which it's the mother who is a job-fixated {{workaholic}} who is never around and the father who's a bit pissed about it. Although However, during an one argument, the mother does rather bitterly point out that working for eighty hours a week to support her family wasn't exactly how she imagined living her life either.



* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' [[AnIcePerson Ice]] expresses a crush on ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, only for [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] to point out that he's married. For [[CloudCuckooLander some reason]], Ice interprets her to mean this trope. (Though to be fair, his ADayInTheLimelight episode implies that that's sort of true too.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Alfred has said this about Bruce on two occasions. In one episode, where Bruce had to cancel a blind date and sent Alfred to apologize, the date asked if he was married. Alfred replied. "Yes... To his work." In another episode, Selina Kyle sighs and asks Alfred if Bruce Wayne is married. Alfred replies "only to his job, Miss Kyle".

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* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' [[AnIcePerson Ice]] expresses a crush on ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, only for [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] to point out that he's married. For [[CloudCuckooLander some reason]], Ice interprets her to mean this trope. (Though to (To be fair, his ADayInTheLimelight episode implies that that's sort of true too.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Alfred has said this about Bruce on two occasions. In one episode, where Bruce had has to cancel a blind date and sent sends Alfred to apologize, the date asked asks if he was Bruce is married. Alfred replied. replies, "Yes... To his work." In another episode, Selina Kyle sighs and asks Alfred if Bruce Wayne is married. Alfred replies "only replies, "Only to his job, Miss Kyle".Kyle."



* [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Ozzy]] and Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy's ex-manager, Don Arden, happened to be Sharon's dad. Now he was Ozzy's father-in-law too.

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* %%* [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Ozzy]] and Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy's ex-manager, Don Arden, happened to be Sharon's dad. Now he was Ozzy's father-in-law too.



** 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.”
** 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.

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** UsefulNotes/LyndonBJohnson UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson 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.”
** 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.
17th Feb '17 12:34:17 AM LadyNorbert
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** Cullen describes ''himself'' this way in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. He's mobbed by admirers at the Winter Palace ball, and among other questions, they ask if he's married. Unless he's in a romance with the Inquisitor, he deflects the question by saying that "I'm married to my work." (It doesn't deter them.)



* Cullen describes himself this way in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. He's mobbed by admirers at the Winter Palace ball, and among other questions, they ask if he's married. If he's not in a romance with the Inquisitor, he deflects the question by saying that "I'm married to my work." (It doesn't deter them.)
11th Feb '17 10:57:55 PM Irradiance
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* Wrestling/KennyOmega [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHlUF5oEO5U&feature=youtu.be&t=6m24s is so dedicated to accomplishing his wrestling goals]] that he doesn't have time to "search for a wife or a boyfriend," but starting a family is something he'd want to do after fulfilling his wrestling goals.
30th Jan '17 9:32:37 PM LadyNorbert
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* Cullen describes himself this way in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. He's mobbed by admirers at the Winter Palace ball, and among other questions, they ask if he's married. If he's not in a romance with the Inquisitor, he deflects the question by saying that "I'm married to my work." (It doesn't deter them.)
8th Jan '17 3:09:17 AM Sabrewing
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}, Nate's parents are both in the realty business and constantly on the phone with their employees and/or clients, even promising to be on-call during Christmas at one point. Once Nate has mailed the storks a letter asking for a baby brother, they start to grow out of this and genuinely bond with their son.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Nate's parents are both in the realty business and constantly on the phone with their employees and/or clients, even promising to be on-call during Christmas at one point. Once Nate has mailed the storks a letter asking for a baby brother, they start to grow out of this and genuinely bond with their son.
8th Jan '17 3:08:53 AM Sabrewing
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}, Nate's parents are both in the realty business and constantly on the phone with their employees and/or clients, even promising to be on-call during Christmas at one point. Once Nate has mailed the storks a letter asking for a baby brother, they start to grow out of this and genuinely bond with their son.
6th Jan '17 1:24:45 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''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.

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* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''; The title character of ''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.



* 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."

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* Oh lord, Sagara Sousuke Sagara from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. He ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' is completely and totally [[NoSocialSkills socially inept inept]] because of living his whole life as a soldier. During one 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."
16th Dec '16 5:47:41 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is most likely this. [[LivingEmotionalCrutch No wonder he considers Watson to be his friend, he never even bothered to make any, until he came along.]]

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is most likely this. [[LivingEmotionalCrutch No wonder Literature/SherlockHolmes repeatedly states that he considers Watson can't possibly become emotionally involved with a woman because love would compromise his ability to be an ideal reasoning machine. (Though he does end up developing at least one emotional attachment in his friend, he never even bothered to make any, until he came along.]]friendship with Watson, probably against his own intentions.)
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