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27th Apr '16 11:07:47 PM Homemaderat
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* ''MagillaGorilla'': Ricochet Rabbit and his deputy once acted as truant officers to take Dastardly Dolton to school. (He's a suspected criminal as well but nothing has been proven). Once they caught him, the teacher read the records and found out they also hadn't finished school.
* HuckleberryHound spent most of an episode trying to catch a pair of twin truants. In the end, his efforts paid off and the principal comments that it should have been no problem for someone who went to school. Huck said he's never been to school and was forced to attend.

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* ''MagillaGorilla'': On ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote'', Ricochet Rabbit and his deputy once acted as truant officers to take Dastardly Dolton to school. (He's a suspected criminal as well but nothing has been proven). Once they caught him, the teacher read the records and found out they also hadn't finished school.
* HuckleberryHound On ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'' Huck once spent most of an episode trying to catch a pair of twin truants. In the end, his efforts paid off and the principal comments that it should have been no problem for someone who went to school. Huck said he's never been to school and was forced to attend.
22nd Feb '16 8:29:31 PM Knight20
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* WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest had to deal with one in the episode "Johnny's Day Off".
17th Jan '16 12:03:04 AM nombretomado
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* PerryBibleFellowship has a truancy bot collect children [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/178/ on the spring break]].

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* PerryBibleFellowship ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' has a truancy bot collect children [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/178/ on the spring break]].
11th Nov '15 10:24:13 AM jamespolk
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* Mr. Hand in ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''. On the night of the graduation dance he comes to Spicoli's house.
-->According to my calculations, Mr. Spicoli, you wasted a total of eight hours of my time this year. And rest assured that is a kind estimate. Now, Mr. Spicoli, comes a rare moment for me. Now I have the unique pleasure of squaring our account. Tonight, you and I are going to talk in great detail about the Davis Agreement, all the associated treaties, and the American Revolution in particular. Now if you can just turn to Chapter 47 of ''Lord of Truth And Liberty''.

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* Mr. Hand in ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''. On the night of the graduation dance he comes to Spicoli's house.
-->According to my calculations, Mr. Spicoli, you wasted a total of eight hours of my time this year. And rest assured that is a kind estimate. Now, Mr. Spicoli, comes a rare moment for me. Now I have
house. See the unique pleasure of squaring our account. Tonight, you and I are going to talk in great detail about the Davis Agreement, all the associated treaties, and the American Revolution in particular. Now if you can just turn to Chapter 47 of ''Lord of Truth And Liberty''.page quote above.



* ''[[Film/EscapeToWitchMountain Return from Witch Mountain]]'' has Yo-yo, a bus driver who doggedly pursues the gang of truant kids.

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* ''[[Film/EscapeToWitchMountain Return from Witch Mountain]]'' has Yo-yo, a bus driver who doggedly pursues the gang of truant kids. He's a good guy, though, and eventually gets them to agree to go back to school.
11th Nov '15 10:22:45 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ReturnFromWitchMountain'' has Yo-yo, a bus driver who doggedly pursues the gang of truant kids.

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* ''Film/ReturnFromWitchMountain'' ''[[Film/EscapeToWitchMountain Return from Witch Mountain]]'' has Yo-yo, a bus driver who doggedly pursues the gang of truant kids.
21st Oct '15 10:18:06 AM Willbyr
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* Parodied in ''RanmaOneHalf'' - The Principal is TheDeterminator... when it comes to enforcing haircuts.

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* Parodied in ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' - The Principal is TheDeterminator... when it comes to enforcing haircuts.



* The Principal in ''YandereKanojo''. He hates delinquents with a fervor, and will do anything to clean them from the school. Surprisingly, he's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

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* The Principal in ''YandereKanojo''.''Manga/YandereKanojo''. He hates delinquents with a fervor, and will do anything to clean them from the school. Surprisingly, he's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
14th Oct '15 9:35:12 AM DStaal
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* Similar to the ''Ranma'' parody, the Moperville North Principal in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is fanatical about his new uniforms (right up until parents complain), and the importance of murals. He seems to think everything else will follow naturally from that.

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* Similar to the ''Ranma'' parody, the Moperville North Principal in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is fanatical about his new uniforms (right up until parents complain), complain[[labelnote:*]]about the extra laundry it would generate - no other issues were considered important[[/labelnote]]), and the importance of murals. He seems to think everything else will follow naturally from that.
28th May '15 12:47:08 PM C105
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* An out of continuity gag in the French comic ''Les Profs'' (''The Teachers'') imagine the teachers as wild west outlaws, taking control of small towns to force people to go to school.
15th May '15 10:52:16 AM LaptopGuy
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A subtrope of {{Determinator}}, this is an educator (often a principal, though sometimes just a teacher) who, by all gods, swears that you WILL get an education, by all means necessary. This teacher will thus spend time hunting down students who try to skip school, to drag them back to class. If played with restraint, this means the principal spends his days patrolling the corridors of the school (rather than knee-deep in paper work and meetings as they would be in real life), maintaining a vigil for children roaming the halls without a hall pass, or worst, those that are late for class. The more serious examples of this trope will go on a quest when they learn that a student is not in class, tracking them across the city or even the country. They will brave the elements and the law, resorting to breaking and entering if they have to, all to make sure you go back to school. Often a DesignatedAntagonist (how dare they want to teach our kids!), which is usually justified by making the character a JerkAss into the bargain. May also be a SadistTeacher who takes pleasure in the hunt and punishing his absconding students.

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A subtrope of {{Determinator}}, this is an educator (often a principal, though sometimes just a teacher) who, by all gods, swears that you WILL get an education, by all means necessary. This teacher will thus spend time hunting down students who try to skip school, to drag them back to class. If played with restraint, this means the principal spends his days patrolling the corridors of the school (rather than knee-deep in paper work and meetings as they would be in real life), maintaining a vigil for children roaming the halls without a hall pass, or worst, those that are late for class. The more serious examples of this trope will go on a quest when they learn that a student is not in class, tracking them across the city or even the country. They will brave the elements and the law, resorting to breaking and entering if they have to, all to make sure you go back to school. Often a DesignatedAntagonist (how dare they want to teach our kids!), which is usually justified by making the character a JerkAss into the bargain. May also be a SadistTeacher who takes pleasure in the hunt and punishing his absconding students.
students, although he's also likely to be just a SternTeacher.
7th May '15 6:44:18 AM zerohelix
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* Ex-Green Beret Principal Skinner in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' who once tracked Bart across Springfield (even climbing a cliff and [[Film/WestWorld walking through a river after Bart cut the rope bridge over it]]) to get Bart back to class. Bart, upon seeing this, gives us the BuffySpeak TropeNamer line. ([[DontExplainTheJoke The joke being that]] [[BaitAndSwitch he was set up to say]] [[SublimeRhyme "Invincible Principal."]])

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* Ex-Green Beret Principal Skinner in of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is our TropeNamer, who once tracked Bart across Springfield (even climbing a cliff and [[Film/WestWorld walking straight through a river after Bart cut the rope bridge over it]]) to get Bart him back to class. Bart, upon seeing this, gives us the BuffySpeak TropeNamer line. ([[DontExplainTheJoke The joke being that]] [[BaitAndSwitch he was set up to say]] [[SublimeRhyme "Invincible Principal."]])



* Truant Officer Langley Turk in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode "Field Trip of the Just". He plunges all the way into InspectorJavert territory, hunting Fillmore all the across the city and ignoring the fact that Fillmore had a note from the prinicipal permitting him to be out of school; having decided on the basis of Fillmore's old record that it must be a forgery.

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* Truant Officer Langley Turk in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode "Field Trip of the Just". He plunges all the way into InspectorJavert territory, hunting Fillmore all the across the city and ignoring the fact that Fillmore had a note from the prinicipal principal permitting him to be out of school; having decided on the basis of Fillmore's old record that it must be a forgery.
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