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8th Feb '16 6:51:55 PM ZerroDefex
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** Earlier episodes established that the house was paid off. The only reason they nearly lost it was because Peter had put it up as collateral when he bought the fishing boat.
1st Feb '16 6:34:37 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Travis Touchdown, at least at the beginning of ''NoMoreHeroes'', is broke and lives in a hotel room, despite owning a [[CoolBike gigantic X-Wing styled motorscooter]], an insane amount of anime and wresting merchandise, and buying a [[LaserSword beam katana]] from Ebay. Possibly the reason he's broke is that he [[{{Otaku}} spends all of his money on this stuff]].
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* Travis Touchdown, at least at the beginning of ''NoMoreHeroes'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', is broke and lives in a hotel room, despite owning a [[CoolBike gigantic X-Wing styled motorscooter]], an insane amount of anime and wresting merchandise, and buying a [[LaserSword beam katana]] from Ebay. Possibly the reason he's broke is that he [[{{Otaku}} spends all of his money on this stuff]].
28th Jan '16 7:00:27 AM FF32
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* Most protagonists of fairy tales start out in Perpetual Poverty (because of an EvilStepmother or whatever) and eventually [[EarnYourHappyEnding work their way up the social ladder]]. Extra credit goes to the poor schlub who thought it was a good idea to ''worship the god of poverty''.
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* Most protagonists of fairy tales start out in Perpetual Poverty (because of an EvilStepmother WickedStepmother or whatever) and eventually [[EarnYourHappyEnding work their way up the social ladder]]. Extra credit goes to the poor schlub who thought it was a good idea to ''worship the god of poverty''.
22nd Jan '16 1:15:03 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood fancy imported chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet Mello has to resort to ''threatening the President'' in order to fund the Kira investigation, and their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood fancy imported chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet Mello has to resort to ''threatening the President'' in order to fund the Kira investigation, and their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May The crappy little apartment, at least, may be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
17th Jan '16 7:09:00 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet Mello has to resort to ''threatening the President'' in order to fund the Kira investigation, and their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood fancy imported chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet Mello has to resort to ''threatening the President'' in order to fund the Kira investigation, and their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
17th Jan '16 11:57:45 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet Mello has to resort to ''threatening the President'' in order to fund the Kira investigation, and their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
17th Jan '16 11:56:24 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], yet their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], and are able to afford ''some'' kind of treatment for [[spoiler: Mello's burns]], yet their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
17th Jan '16 11:49:56 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Matt and Mello apparently have enough money [[note]] likely from Mello's position in TheMafia and/or whatever he was able to take with him from Wammy's House, with perhaps some contribution from [[WhatExactlyIsHisJob whatever Matt does]] [[/note]] that they can keep themselves in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate]], [[HellbentForLeather leather clothes]], [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], [[HackerCave high-end electronic devices]] and [[VideoGameCulture video games]], [[CoolCar fancy cars]] and [[BadassBiker motorcycles]], yet their apartment is best described as a tiny shithole. May be justified on the grounds of them needing to lay low due to the nature of the Kira investigation and at least Mello's (and probably Matt's) past involvement with illegal activities.
28th Nov '15 3:17:34 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Impoverished bad trait causes characters to constantly lack funds and resources, no matter how much their fellows have, although the trait can eventually be bought off.
20th Nov '15 11:08:15 AM REV6Pilot
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Dumb confused markups...
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s [[CloudCuckoolander Soldier]] has always suffered some form of this trope. He was first shown to be a sort of CrazySurvivalist, living in a run-down, windowless, unlit apartment, surviving on army-surplus soup and ribs. While he later gains a roommate (in the form of [[AWizardDidIt the wizard]] that caused the events of Monoculus and [=DeGroot=] Keep), he has a hilariously 'real' [[RummageSaleReject cheap children's-style Halloween costume]] made of discarded trash, while the other eight classes all have high-quality outfits (in-universe). He is then apparently kicked out of his apartment by his wizard roommate, as the Pyromania update has cast the Soldier as a [[ConspiracyTheorist crazy]] [[CrazyHomelessPeople hobo]] who is reduced to cobbling his armor and weapons [[MacGyvering out of junk and garbage]]. He also believes that his TinfoilHat will keep people from stealing his thoughts and is reduced eating ''expired'' army-surplus soup from dented, rusty cans he wears as grenades. Given the nature of ''Team Fortress 2'''s setting and the Soldier's notably deranged, moronic personality, this is all PlayedForLaughs.
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[='s=] [[CloudCuckoolander Soldier]] has always suffered some form of this trope. He was first shown to be a sort of CrazySurvivalist, living in a run-down, windowless, unlit apartment, surviving on army-surplus soup and ribs. While he later gains a roommate (in the form of [[AWizardDidIt the wizard]] that caused the events of Monoculus and [=DeGroot=] Keep), he has a hilariously 'real' [[RummageSaleReject cheap children's-style Halloween costume]] made of discarded trash, while the other eight classes all have high-quality outfits (in-universe). He is then apparently kicked out of his apartment by his wizard roommate, as the Pyromania update has cast the Soldier as a [[ConspiracyTheorist crazy]] [[CrazyHomelessPeople hobo]] who is reduced to cobbling his armor and weapons [[MacGyvering out of junk and garbage]]. He also believes that his TinfoilHat will keep people from stealing his thoughts and is reduced eating ''expired'' army-surplus soup from dented, rusty cans he wears as grenades. Given the nature of ''Team Fortress 2'''s setting and the Soldier's notably deranged, moronic personality, this is all PlayedForLaughs.
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