History Main / OldRetainer

19th Feb '17 11:16:08 AM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* %%* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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).

to:

* 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).


Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'': Schmedley Brittle to Sylvester and his family.
5th Dec '16 4:37:48 PM Geoduck
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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.

to:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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]].

to:

* 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]].
9th Oct '16 2:18:44 AM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In Walter Jon Williams' ''Literature/DrakeMaijstral'' series, Roman, a Kholasi, is from a family which has been in service to Drake's family for generations. He does not particularly approve of his master's chosen line of work, feeling it is beneath Drake's dignity, but he nevertheless offers his help and support out of strong sense of duty.
5th Oct '16 12:33:21 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Probably the one of the more famous example of this trope is Hoke from the play ''DrivingMissDaisy'', who becomes one to the titled Miss Daisy. Also, Aedelia from the same play.

to:

* Probably the one of the more famous example of this trope is Hoke from the play ''DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Theatre/DrivingMissDaisy'', who becomes one to the titled Miss Daisy. Also, Aedelia from the same play.
This list shows the last 10 events of 230. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.OldRetainer