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27th Oct '16 11:20:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Robert characterizes his advisers as being too fond of what he calls "counting coppers" and what they consider "not bankrupting the kingdom". Turns out they're right, and when Eddard arrives and reviews the financial situation he's shocked to discover that they owe massive debts to the church, the [[FictionFiveHundred Lannisters]], and the [[LoanShark Iron Bank.]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Robert characterizes his advisers as being too fond of what he calls "counting coppers" and what they consider "not bankrupting the kingdom". Turns out they're right, and when Eddard arrives and reviews the financial situation he's shocked to discover that they owe massive debts to the church, the [[FictionFiveHundred Lannisters]], and the [[LoanShark Iron Bank.]]
2nd Oct '16 7:02:56 AM Reflextion
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* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'': Besides the fact that the {{MMORPG}} in which the story is set is extremely difficult to get through while playing solo, Gaea's main motivitation for being part of the titular guild seems to be smooching off the guild's common funds and swindling even more game currency out of her guildmates.

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* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'': Besides the fact that the {{MMORPG}} in which the story is set is extremely difficult to get through while playing solo, Gaea's main motivitation for being part of the titular guild seems to be smooching mooching off the guild's common funds and swindling even more game currency out of her guildmates.
26th Jul '16 12:41:34 PM Willbyr
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* Becky the [[KnowledgeBroker Nose]] from ''GunsmithCats''. [[BountyHunter Rally]] constantly owes her a lot of money, and Becky sometimes refuses to part with the information Rally needs unless our heroine buys her a pizza and a bottle of her favourite champagne.
* Mana Tatsumiya, the unreasonably frugal [[HiredGuns mercenary]] from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', who gets sketchy over 200 yen (very roughly $2.00). Her main victim is Setsuna, who she bills for her services in DemonSlaying, though she's willing to charge anyone on [[TrueCompanions the team]] for any amount of time spent fighting.

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* Becky the [[KnowledgeBroker Nose]] from ''GunsmithCats''.''Manga/GunsmithCats''. [[BountyHunter Rally]] constantly owes her a lot of money, and Becky sometimes refuses to part with the information Rally needs unless our heroine buys her a pizza and a bottle of her favourite champagne.
* Mana Tatsumiya, the unreasonably frugal [[HiredGuns mercenary]] from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', who gets sketchy over 200 yen (very roughly $2.00). Her main victim is Setsuna, who she bills for her services in DemonSlaying, though she's willing to charge anyone on [[TrueCompanions the team]] for any amount of time spent fighting.
4th Jul '16 12:32:33 AM Morgenthaler
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The MiserAdvisor is a sub trope of MrViceGuy, in that a character's main motivation for being part of the main character's [[TrueCompanions circle of friends]] is to [[{{Greed}} wring a little money]] out of him/her now and then. Said character will often lament the hero's lack of wealth, or berate them for spending even a little bit. After all, "a penny saved is a penny earned," and the Miser needs every little bit of cash he/she can scrounge up.

Neither the main character nor the MiserAdvisor has to be [[RichBitch obscenely rich]] to fall under this trope, and it's a lot better if they don't. Otherwise, they just come off as [[{{Jerkass}} petty and mean.]]

Contrast ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney, where the MiserAdvisor already has the one thing they're looking for, and uses it against others.

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The MiserAdvisor Miser Advisor is a sub trope of MrViceGuy, in that a character's main motivation for being part of the main character's [[TrueCompanions circle of friends]] is to [[{{Greed}} wring a little money]] out of him/her now and then. Said character will often lament the hero's lack of wealth, or berate them for spending even a little bit. After all, "a penny saved is a penny earned," and the Miser needs every little bit of cash he/she can scrounge up.

Neither the main character nor the MiserAdvisor Miser Advisor has to be [[RichBitch obscenely rich]] to fall under this trope, and it's a lot better if they don't. Otherwise, they just come off as [[{{Jerkass}} petty and mean.]]

Contrast ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney, where the MiserAdvisor Miser Advisor already has the one thing they're looking for, and uses it against others.
4th Jul '16 12:32:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Aahz from Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series is a tightwad of the first order, even once the M.Y.T.H. Inc. crew has become successful and obscenely rich. Supposedly, this is because his mother squandered the family's money on bad investments. Unusually, doubles as TheObiWan.

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* Aahz from Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series is a tightwad of the first order, even once the M.Y.T.H. Inc. crew has become successful and obscenely rich. Supposedly, this is because his mother squandered the family's money on bad investments. Unusually, doubles as TheObiWan.
5th Jun '16 2:21:44 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''PushingDaisies''

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-->-- ''PushingDaisies''
''Series/PushingDaisies''
14th Feb '16 9:22:01 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'': Besides the fact that the {{MMORPG}} in which the story is set is extremely difficult to get through while playing solo, Gaea's main motivitation for being part of the titular guild seems to be smooching off the guild's common funds and swindling even more game currency out of her guildmates.
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16th Nov '15 4:12:30 PM Prfnoff
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* Lemina, the BlackMagicianGirl from ''[[Lunar2EternalBlueComplete Lunar 2: Eternal Blue]]''. That she also has golden hair is likely a coincidence.
* Alys Brangwin from ''PhantasyStarIV'' also starts out like this, trying (and succeeding several times!) to get a little extra cash from her clients during seemingly mundane missions.

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* Lemina, the BlackMagicianGirl from ''[[Lunar2EternalBlueComplete Lunar 2: Eternal Blue]]''.''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue''. That she also has golden hair is likely a coincidence.
* Alys Brangwin from ''PhantasyStarIV'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' also starts out like this, trying (and succeeding several times!) to get a little extra cash from her clients during seemingly mundane missions.



* Tear, the fairy accountant in ''{{Recettear}}'', berates Recette for throwing a coin in a fountain and all her other generally unsound financial practices.

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* Tear, the fairy accountant in ''{{Recettear}}'', ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'', berates Recette for throwing a coin in a fountain and all her other generally unsound financial practices.
2nd Nov '15 3:26:05 AM StFan
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*** Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' runs with this latter interpretation.

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*** Larry Gonick's ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' runs with this latter interpretation.
7th Sep '15 10:21:35 AM nombretomado
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* Neeshka from ''NeverwinterNights2''.

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* Neeshka from ''NeverwinterNights2''.''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''.
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