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20th Jan '16 2:15:35 AM Psi001
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* A (likely unintended) driving pivot of the feud in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Most of Zordrak's Urpney minions (especially Frizz and Nug) hate their job, only going through with it due to Sgt. Blob and Urpgor press ganging them, or Zordrak threatening to ''execute'' anyone who defies him. The heroes seem aware of this (and the Urpneys are rarely shrewd about how unwilling they are) but still see the Urpneys as evil scum for trying to steal the Dreamstone and give them nightmares, usually handing them a righteous verbal lashing and cartoonish beatdown. Later episodes at least tried to justify the Urpneys' treatment, making them more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and their services putting the heroes in more genuine peril, but they remain firmly in this trope, their unwilling nature never remotely acknowledged.
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* A (likely unintended) driving pivot of the feud in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Most of Zordrak's Urpney minions (especially Frizz and Nug) hate their job, only going through with it due to Sgt. Blob and Urpgor press ganging them, or Zordrak threatening to ''execute'' anyone who defies him. The heroes seem aware of this (and the Urpneys are rarely shrewd about how unwilling they are) but still see the Urpneys as evil scum for trying to steal the Dreamstone and give them nightmares, usually handing them a righteous verbal lashing and cartoonish beatdown. Later episodes at least tried to justify make the Urpneys' treatment, making heroes' treatment of the Urpneys more proportionate to the peril they put them more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and their services putting the heroes in more genuine peril, through, but they remain firmly in this trope, their unwilling nature never remotely acknowledged.
12th Jan '16 5:09:21 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'': When reviving a fallen hero, heroes have quotes usually along the lines of QuitYourWhining due to the grimdark setting. And then there's the orks... --> Just stick da bone back in!\\ There's a fight and ye're ''sleepin'!?'' What kinda ork iz ya?\\ Get up! Ye're an embarrassment to da whole ork species!
31st Dec '15 10:40:29 AM RocketPuncher
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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Ritsuko has zero sympathy or compassion for the pilots and their plight. In chapter 6 she shows she doesn't care at all for their reactions to a possibly upsetting situation: -->''Ritsuko coolly went back to her typing. "We need Children like this, in order for us all to survive. They'll deal with it or they won't."''\\ ''Misato half-glared at her. "Your compassion is heartwarming, Doctor! I'm the one who has to tell them about this!"''
26th Nov '15 2:26:25 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/EpicTheThirdSurvivor'': In chapter 12, it's stated outright in the narration that Claire has no sympathy to spare for the mutated abomination William Birkin has become, since he infected Sherry with the G-virus and was responsible for the Raccoon City outbreak.
17th Nov '15 11:51:09 AM MURPHYCHACHO
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* Bernard Black, the bookshop owner in ''BlackBooks'', has a deep contempt for Manny Bianco, his assistant, and responds to almost anything he does with anger.
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* Bernard Black, the bookshop owner in ''BlackBooks'', has a deep contempt for Manny Bianco, his assistant, and responds to almost anything he does with anger.anger: -->'''Bernard:''' So you admit you deliberately stepped in front of the bullet? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' And wantonly sprayed blood from your head wound across the shop? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' Before going to waste time writhing around on an 'emergency operating table'? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' (hands Manny an affidavit and a pen) Sign here. [[BadBoss No wages for seven years.]]

* In ''Series/BlackBooks'', the main character, Bernard, often has no sympathy to spare for his employee Manny, even when Manny is the victim of Bernard's own actions: -->'''Bernard:''' So you admit you deliberately stepped in front of the bullet? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' And wantonly sprayed blood from your head wound across the shop? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' Before going to waste time writhing around on an 'emergency operating table'? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' (hands Manny an affidavit and a pen) Sign here. [[BadBoss No wages for seven years.]]
17th Nov '15 11:40:09 AM MURPHYCHACHO
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* In ''Series/BlackBooks'', the main character, Bernard, often has no sympathy to spare for his employee Manny, even when Manny is the victim of Bernard's own actions: -->'''Bernard:''' So you admit you deliberately stepped in front of the bullet? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' And wantonly sprayed blood from your head wound across the shop? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' Before going to waste time writhing around on an 'emergency operating table'? -->'''Manny:''' (softly) Yes. -->'''Bernard:''' (hands Manny an affidavit and a pen) Sign here. [[BadBoss No wages for seven years.]]
12th Nov '15 2:13:24 PM Willbyr
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* Klaus of ''FromEroicaWithLove'' has no mercy for his alphabets...not even with regard to basic human needs like eating and sleeping. ''He'' can stay awake for two days straight, so he expects his team to do the same. Because Klaus' life is entirely based around his job, he's equally ruthless with their private lives, thinking nothing of exiling them to Alaska without taking into account the small matter that many of them have ''families...''
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* Klaus of ''FromEroicaWithLove'' ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove'' has no mercy for his alphabets...not even with regard to basic human needs like eating and sleeping. ''He'' can stay awake for two days straight, so he expects his team to do the same. Because Klaus' life is entirely based around his job, he's equally ruthless with their private lives, thinking nothing of exiling them to Alaska without taking into account the small matter that many of them have ''families...''

* Count D of ''PetShopOfHorrors'' probably had a certain amount of BlueAndOrangeMorality as an excuse, but in certain stories he comes across as having the No Sympathy trait instead. T-chan is a straighter example, having no time for weakness.
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* Count D of ''PetShopOfHorrors'' ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' probably had a certain amount of BlueAndOrangeMorality as an excuse, but in certain stories he comes across as having the No Sympathy trait instead. T-chan is a straighter example, having no time for weakness.
5th Nov '15 3:36:56 PM Jeff-R
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* Many employees are treated this way when calling in sick for work. Places of business usually require a doctor's note even when the employee in question may either be too sick to visit a doctor on their own or not have an illness severe enough to warrant a doctor's visit.
27th Oct '15 1:53:04 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' plays with this, having Yuri ''think'' this is the case when the news of [[spoiler: Ursula's death]] reaches her and Kail and everyone but Yuri immediately starts to do important things, like stopping Nakia's private army from continuing to infiltrate the Hadi sisters' home town. Truth is that they are all sad and grieving, especially Kash, they just decide to force on the more important, and still imminent, threats instead of breaking down into tears like Yuri did in schock. This is coupled with DeliberateValuesDissonance and lampshaded by Yuri and Kash later.
17th Oct '15 3:15:25 PM Psi001
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* A (likely unintended) driving pivot of the feud in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Most of Zordrak's Urpney minions (especially Frizz and Nug) hate their job, only going through with it due to Sgt. Blob and Urpgor press ganging them, or Zordrak threatening to ''execute'' anyone who defies him. The heroes seem aware of this (and the Urpneys are rarely shrewd about how unwilling they are) but still see the Urpneys as evil scum for trying to steal the Dreamstone and give them nightmares, usually handing them a righteous verbal lashing and cartoonish beatdown. Later episodes at least tried to justify the Urpneys' treatment, making them more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and their services putting the heroes in more genuine peril, but they remain firmly in this trope, their unwilling nature never remotely acknowledged.
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