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5th May '16 2:27:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Genji Ronoue from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is so loyal to [[MadwomanInTheAttic Kinzo]] that he has no problem dying for the sake of reviving Kinzo's [[{{Necromantic}} dead mistress]]. [[spoiler:He is actually helping Kinzo's child to commit the murders; Kinzo himself has been dead for more than a year.]]

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* Genji Ronoue from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is so loyal to [[MadwomanInTheAttic Kinzo]] that he has no problem dying for the sake of reviving Kinzo's [[{{Necromantic}} dead mistress]]. [[spoiler:He is actually helping Kinzo's child to commit the murders; Kinzo himself has been dead for more than a year.]]
1st May '16 12:54:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' manga has [[NoNameGiven an unnamed]] middle-aged woman who works as the head maid of the Sohma household, and was Akito's caretaker after [[spoiler: her father Akira died of illness and her mother Ren began openly abusing her.]] She's pretty much the only woman that Akito gets along with.
28th Apr '16 3:46:27 PM FordPrefect
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* TabletopRoleplayingGames set in TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness have a stat called "Retainer", which may well be this depending on when the player purchases it. Depending on how many dots they put into it, said retainer can range in competence from TheJeeves to BumblingSidekick.

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* TabletopRoleplayingGames set in TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness have a stat merit called "Retainer", which may well be this depending on when the player purchases it. Depending on how many dots they put into it, the merit, said retainer can range in competence from TheJeeves to BumblingSidekick.BumblingSidekick.
** The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness has "Retainers" as a background, though in that case more dots just gives you more of them.
28th Apr '16 3:45:17 PM FordPrefect
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* TabletopRoleplayingGames set in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness allow a merit called "Retainer", which may well be this depending on when the player purchases it. Depending on how many dots they put into the merit said retainer can range in competence from TheJeeves to BumblingSidekick.

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* TabletopRoleplayingGames set in the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness allow TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness have a merit stat called "Retainer", which may well be this depending on when the player purchases it. Depending on how many dots they put into the merit it, said retainer can range in competence from TheJeeves to BumblingSidekick.
27th Mar '16 5:43:46 PM nombretomado
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* As the twenty-first-century SpiritualSuccessor to ''UpstairsDownstairs,'' ''DowntonAbbey'' also gets a lot of mileage from this trope. Mr. Carson, the butler, and Mrs. Hughes, the housekeeper, have both given their whole lives to working for the aristocratic Crawley family. Mrs. Hughes gave up her chance to marry, and Mr. Carson says outright of the Crawleys, "They're the only family I've got."

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* As the twenty-first-century SpiritualSuccessor to ''UpstairsDownstairs,'' ''DowntonAbbey'' ''Upstairs Downstairs,'' ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' also gets a lot of mileage from this trope. Mr. Carson, the butler, and Mrs. Hughes, the housekeeper, have both given their whole lives to working for the aristocratic Crawley family. Mrs. Hughes gave up her chance to marry, and Mr. Carson says outright of the Crawleys, "They're the only family I've got."
19th Mar '16 1:58:11 AM Hossmeister
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26th Nov '15 8:05:44 PM nombretomado
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* SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain has Jurgen. Not only is he unfailingly loyal, he has very strict notion on what is improper for a commissar to do because it is his aide's job, and even Cain can not sway him from them.

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* SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain has Jurgen. Not only is he unfailingly loyal, he has very strict notion on what is improper for a commissar to do because it is his aide's job, and even Cain can not sway him from them.
13th Nov '15 9:02:49 AM FF32
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* Baldrick to [[BlackAdder Lord Blackadder]]. [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Naturally]], this earns him no favours whatsoever:

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* Baldrick to [[BlackAdder [[Series/BlackAdder Lord Blackadder]]. [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Naturally]], this earns him no favours whatsoever:
12th Nov '15 7:08:55 AM Lullabee
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Many servants are deeply attached to the person (or family) they work for. The old retainer is indeed often elderly, and his service has often been long, but the essential trait is his loyalty and propriety. He identifies his interests with those of his employer, regards himself as slighted by any injuries to him, and strives mightily to keep things going properly.

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Many servants are deeply attached to the person (or family) they work for. The old retainer is indeed often elderly, and his service has often been long, but the essential trait is his loyalty and propriety. He identifies his interests with those of his employer, regards himself as slighted by any injuries to him, them, and strives mightily to keep things going properly.
5th Nov '15 4:22:21 PM StFan
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* Pneumann (from Creator/AlanMoore's ''TomStrong'' comic) was built by Tom's father, and helped raise Tom from infancy. Now he helps the Strong family fight crime and perform acts of derring-do.

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* Pneumann (from Creator/AlanMoore's ''TomStrong'' ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' comic) was built by Tom's father, and helped raise Tom from infancy. Now he helps the Strong family fight crime and perform acts of derring-do.
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