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21st Mar '17 3:25:27 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': Abend to the Dowa royal family, and [[spoiler: Nino's father]] to Abend's family. This continues after [[spoiler: they leave Dowa district to watch over Princess Schnee and her family, after she fakes her death]].

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* ''Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': Abend to the Dowa royal family, and [[spoiler: Nino's father]] to Abend's family. This continues after [[spoiler: they leave Dowa district to watch over Princess Schnee and her family, after she fakes her death]].
21st Mar '17 3:24:34 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'': Abend to the Dowa royal family, and [[spoiler: Nino's father]] to Abend's family. This continues after [[spoiler: they leave Dowa district to watch over Princess Schnee and her family, after she fakes her death]].


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* The old Usagi appears in one scene in ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', but in the [[AllThereInTheManual manga and novels]], there is a lot of heartwarming backstory about how he was this to the Gold King. He also comforts [[spoiler: the Silver King, the Gold King's oldest friend, after the Gold King dies, and helps the Silver King accomplish what he needs to do - and encourages him to return to his friends even when he [[BodySurf isn't quite as they remember him]].]]
19th Feb '17 11:16:08 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ser Rodrik Cassel is is Master-at-Arms at Winterfell and a loyal servant of House Stark. He is of a very old age.
** Maester Luwin is the Maester of Winterfell and a loyal servant of House Stark. He is a surrogate parent to Bran Stark and Rickon Stark in the absence of their family.
11th Jan '17 7:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* The House Elves of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* Mervyn Bunter is this to LordPeterWimsey. The two made a pact during WWI, and Bunter has been Wimsey's valet since that war ended in 1918. Wimsey tries to encourage a more egalitarian relationship with Bunter, especially during and after WWII; this leads to a DontCallMeSir moment in ''The Attenbury Emeralds'' [[spoiler: after Wimsey inherits the Dukedom of Denver]] which is only resolved by Bunter returning to using the title he's used for years instead of Wimsey's new one. Bunter also discourages his son Peter (PB) from believing himself equal to his schoolmate Bredon Wimsey, despite Wimsey's and Harriet's efforts to the contrary.

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* %%* The House Elves of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* Mervyn Bunter is this to LordPeterWimsey.Literature/LordPeterWimsey. The two made a pact during WWI, and Bunter has been Wimsey's valet since that war ended in 1918. Wimsey tries to encourage a more egalitarian relationship with Bunter, especially during and after WWII; this leads to a DontCallMeSir moment in ''The Attenbury Emeralds'' [[spoiler: after Wimsey inherits the Dukedom of Denver]] which is only resolved by Bunter returning to using the title he's used for years instead of Wimsey's new one. Bunter also discourages his son Peter (PB) from believing himself equal to his schoolmate Bredon Wimsey, despite Wimsey's and Harriet's efforts to the contrary.
18th Dec '16 4:35:39 PM Premonition45
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** On a meta-level, Desmond Llewelyn's Q was the sole element that made the transition from the UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era Film/JamesBond films to the Creator/PierceBrosnan films of the 90s.

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** On a meta-level, Desmond Llewelyn's Q was a meta-example, as the sole element that made the transition from the UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era Film/JamesBond films to the Creator/PierceBrosnan films of the 90s.
5th Dec '16 4:42:52 PM Geoduck
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* NDR-113, better known as Andrew, serves several generations of the Martin family before gaining emancipation in Creator/IsaacAsimov's story, "The Literature/Bicentennial Man" (expanded to novel-length as ''The Positronic Man'' by Asimov and Creator/RobertSilverberg, and adapted to film as ''Film/BicentennialMan'', starring Creator/RobinWilliams).

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* NDR-113, better known as Andrew, serves several generations of the Martin family before gaining emancipation in Creator/IsaacAsimov's story, "The Literature/Bicentennial Bicentennial Man" (expanded to novel-length as ''The Positronic Man'' by Asimov and Creator/RobertSilverberg, and adapted to film as ''Film/BicentennialMan'', starring Creator/RobinWilliams).


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* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'': Schmedley Brittle to Sylvester and his family.
5th Dec '16 4:37:48 PM Geoduck
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* Aunt Katherine's butler Henry in ''Film/AnotherThinMan''. After almost falling over due to the weight of Nick Charles's coat, he and Nick do a variation on the old WalkThisWay gag:
-->'''Henry:''' Walk this way. ''(shuffles off)''\\
'''Nick:''' Well, I'll try.. ''(does so)''
4th Dec '16 1:15:25 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn" Salome tells Tamarais that Krallides, her faithful councillor, had been caught, and killed. ColdBloodedTorture had ceased to affect her, but this brings her to tears again.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn" Salome tells Tamarais that Krallides, her faithful councillor, had been caught, and killed. ColdBloodedTorture had ceased to affect her, but this brings her to tears again.
4th Nov '16 6:56:50 PM Goldfritha
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If the employer doesn't live up to the standards he expects (particularly in [[GoodOldWays keeping up traditions]]), this isn't a person afraid to SpeakTruthToPower -- expect chilly criticism, uttered WithAllDueRespect. Unlikely for him to leave, though. His authority in this matter may be assisted by his having worked for the family while the employer was a child. And he may do what he deems proper behind the employer's back. Female examples who do this are likely to be SilkHidingSteel.

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If the employer doesn't live up to the standards he expects (particularly in [[GoodOldWays keeping up traditions]]), this isn't a person afraid to SpeakTruthToPower -- expect chilly criticism, uttered WithAllDueRespect. (May function as the GreekChorus) Unlikely for him to leave, though. His authority in this matter may be assisted by his having worked for the family while the employer was a child. And he may do what he deems proper behind the employer's back. Female examples who do this are likely to be SilkHidingSteel.
27th Oct '16 12:36:39 PM TheGuy
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* Nanjou's butler Yamaoka in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''. Nanjou is, indeed, more attached to him than to his parents [[spoiler:and takes it very badly when he dies]].

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* Kei Nanjou's butler Yamaoka in ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''. Nanjou Kei is, indeed, more attached to him than to his parents [[spoiler:and takes it very badly when he dies]].dies]]. In fact, his ultimate Persona is [[spoiler:best described as [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/6/6c/Yamaoka.jpg Cyber-Yamaoka wielding a naginata]], protecting him even in death]].
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