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24th May '17 7:35:02 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': Cliff Turner chooses to become an ecologist instead of being IdleRich.
19th May '17 11:24:43 PM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': Cliff Turner chooses to become an ecologist instead of being IdleRich.
13th May '17 1:00:24 PM nombretomado
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** Lady Sybil's papa may have left her millions, but she spends the better part of the day in rubber boots and overalls mucking out dragon cages. This doesn't stop her from preferring that Samuel wear his hated official ducal costume. She's probably intended as a parody of those upper-class English ladies with a passion for animals: the Queen, for instance. (MargaretThatcher was allegedly horrified to find the Queen [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming washing her own dishes.]])

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** Lady Sybil's papa may have left her millions, but she spends the better part of the day in rubber boots and overalls mucking out dragon cages. This doesn't stop her from preferring that Samuel wear his hated official ducal costume. She's probably intended as a parody of those upper-class English ladies with a passion for animals: the Queen, for instance. (MargaretThatcher (UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher was allegedly horrified to find the Queen [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming washing her own dishes.]])
20th Apr '17 5:37:21 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', although a retired police officer and war refugee, is implied to be of some means. He can afford a high-end London apartment, a secretary (later a valet), and first class travel in [[Literature/DeathOnTheNile Egypt]] and on the [[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Orient Express]], after all. Another Agatha Christie detective, [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Parker Pyne]], is similar, though that may be due to the fees he collects from clients.

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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', Literature/HerculePoirot, although a retired police officer and war refugee, is implied to be of some means. He can afford a high-end London apartment, a secretary (later a valet), and first class travel in [[Literature/DeathOnTheNile Egypt]] and on the [[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Orient Express]], after all. Another Agatha Christie detective, [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Parker Pyne]], is similar, though that may be due to the fees he collects from clients.
20th Apr '17 5:36:29 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', although a retired police officer and war refugee, is implied to be of some means. He can afford a high-end London apartment, a secretary (later a valet), and first class travel in [[Literature/DeathOnTheNile Egypt]] and on the [[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Orient Express]], after all. Another Agatha Christie detective, [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Parker Pyne]], is similar, though that may be due to the fees he collects from clients.
* Really a common trope among private detectives in general.
15th Apr '17 6:55:49 AM creader
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': While Detective Ninzaburou Shiratori comes from a very rich family, he is certainly one of the more competent and hardowrking police officers there and there's no evidence about him using his family influence to climb the bureaucratic ladder.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': While Detective Ninzaburou Shiratori comes from a very rich family, he is certainly one of the more competent and hardowrking hardworking police officers there and there's no evidence about him using his family influence to climb the bureaucratic ladder.
30th Dec '16 4:25:40 PM nombretomado
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* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' really ''hated'' being an Idle Rich [[GildedCage locked away in her parents's huge estate]], so she ran away from home to kick ass and be awesome. Zuko and Azula also qualify, but their trope is specifically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.

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* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original series]] really ''hated'' being an Idle Rich [[GildedCage locked away in her parents's huge estate]], so she ran away from home to kick ass and be awesome. Zuko and Azula also qualify, but their trope is specifically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.



* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' certainly qualifies, even more so than in other adaptations. Though he still has Lucius Fox to do most of the heavy lifting, Bruce is shown several times to be informed and active in the running of his company, catching onto one of his subordinates violating environmental protection laws, interacting congenially with day-to-day employees, and endowing many charitable causes. In the {{DCAU}}, his reputation as a playboy is as something he does in his free time, rather than constantly, of the "work hard, play hard" variety.

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* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' certainly qualifies, even more so than in other adaptations. Though he still has Lucius Fox to do most of the heavy lifting, Bruce is shown several times to be informed and active in the running of his company, catching onto one of his subordinates violating environmental protection laws, interacting congenially with day-to-day employees, and endowing many charitable causes. In the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/{{DCAU}}, his reputation as a playboy is as something he does in his free time, rather than constantly, of the "work hard, play hard" variety.
4th Dec '16 4:29:01 PM StarSword
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* In ''Literature/AngelInTheWhirlwind'', the obscenely wealthy Duke Lucas Falcone is the very active CEO of a MegaCorp and is named Minister of War Production near the end of the first book, and his youngest daughter, protagonist Kat Falcone, is a Commonwealth Navy officer. In Kat's case, as the youngest of ten she'd inherit a negligible share of the family company and is also of little interest in {{Arranged Marriage}}s, and she doesn't want to be a trust fund baby like one of her older sisters.
4th Dec '16 4:01:00 PM StarSword
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* Medical examiner Sid Hammerback from ''Series/CSINewYork'' made millions on sales of his specially-designed neck-support pillow. Not only did he keep on performing autopsies, he ''never even told most of his co-workers'' he'd become a millionaire.

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* Medical examiner Sid Hammerback from ''Series/CSINewYork'' made millions from selling the patent on sales of his specially-designed neck-support pillow. Not only did he keep on performing autopsies, he ''never even told most of his co-workers'' he'd become a millionaire.millionaire, and gave most of the money away to a university for a forensics school.
4th Dec '16 3:59:16 PM StarSword
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* {{Literature/Jack Ryan}} in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober''. He is considered a more valuable analyst because he has tons of money he gained speculating on the stock market and tons more from marrying the daughter of a multi-millionaire (who herself works as a very high paid ophthalmologist.) The reason that makes him more valuable is that this makes him invulnerable to pressure when he gives an opinion.

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* {{Literature/Jack Ryan}} Literature/JackRyan in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober''. He is considered a more valuable analyst because he has tons of money he gained speculating on the stock market and tons more from marrying the daughter of a multi-millionaire (who herself works as a very high paid ophthalmologist.) ophthalmologist). The reason that makes him more valuable is that this makes him invulnerable to pressure when he gives an opinion.



* In Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novels, protagonist Daniel Leary was cut off without a farthing by his rich and powerful father, but gets absurdly rich during the series from the payouts for capturing ships. He honestly has little use for his money other than making sure he has food on the table when he's at home between missions for the Republic of Cinnabar Navy.
* Literature/HonorHarrington becomes independently wealthy at the end of ''On Basilisk Station'' after a prize payout from a freighter she caught smuggling. She stays with her Royal Manticoran Navy career and later uses the funds to start a business on Grayson to build [[DomedHometown domes over cities]] due to the planet's absurdly high heavy metals content.



** Dr. Hodgins aka the "bugs and slime guy".

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** Dr. Hodgins aka Hodgins, a.k.a. the "bugs and slime guy".guy" is an heir to the Cantilever Group, a powerful corporation.



* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'' wealthy novelist Richard Castle spends a great deal of his time [[NoBadgeNoProblem with the NYPD]], [[AmateurSleuth participaing in murder investigations.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Castle}}'' wealthy novelist Richard Castle spends a great deal of his time [[NoBadgeNoProblem with the NYPD]], [[AmateurSleuth participaing in murder investigations.]]]] This is initially so he can use them as source material for his books, but he grows attached to the work and also falls in love with his partner Detective Kate Beckett.
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