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4th Jul '17 10:34:52 PM Mhazard
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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes it a step further and actually ''[[EngineeredHero cause]]'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.

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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes it a step further and actually ''[[EngineeredHero ''[[EngineeredHeroics cause]]'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.
4th Jul '17 10:34:41 PM Mhazard
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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes it a step further and actually ''cause'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.

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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes it a step further and actually ''cause'' ''[[EngineeredHero cause]]'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.
13th Jun '17 1:06:47 PM Julia1984
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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough.

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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough.
IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes it a step further and actually ''cause'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.
13th Jun '17 1:02:13 PM Julia1984
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* Like the original film, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' always made sure to remind viewers this was ''not'' a team of vigilante superheroes protecting the world from supernatural menaces but businessmen doing a job that just happens to involve the supernatural.
-->'''Egon:''' We'll have to charge you for four [captured ghosts].
-->'''Client:''' But I was only authorized to purchase one removal.
-->'''Peter:''' One removal is fine -- you just pick the one you want removed, and we'll put the other three back.
9th May '17 2:57:08 AM CountDorku
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* The stereotypical ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' party may believe, in an abstract way, in truth, honour, justice, protecting the innocent and so on, but the main reason they're actually going dungeon-diving is for loot, experience, and generally a cash reward when the villain running the dungeon is put to the sword. Even the most noble third edition paladin, who is ''obligated'' to be valorous and heroic, is still keeping a close eye out for financial reward, because that ''+2 holy avenger sword'' with which she can more efficiently fight the forces of evil isn't cheap.
* Ryan Frost, AKA Absolute Zero, in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' originally took up superhero activity because he needed to pay for the high-tech refrigerated suit that would allow him to do something other than sit in a refrigerator all day bored out of skull. [[CharacterDevelopment He didn't stay that way]], becoming a genuinely committed and noble hero.
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9th Apr '17 11:43:10 PM dbdude01
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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Angel initially [[WeHelpTheHelpless helps the helpless]] free of charge because he's TheAtoner and because his needs are few. Cordelia needs money and wants him to charge clients. Wesley manages to sell Angel on the idea with the reasoning that people who pay will feel easier knowing that they don't have a debt to Angel hanging over their heads.

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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Angel initially [[WeHelpTheHelpless helps the helpless]] free of charge because he's TheAtoner and because his needs are few. Cordelia needs money and wants him to charge clients. Wesley Doyle manages to sell Angel on the idea with the reasoning that people who pay will feel easier knowing that they don't have a debt to Angel hanging over their heads.
18th Mar '17 4:54:12 AM Rorosilky5
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* This is Vector the Crocodile's typical motivation in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series: His detective agency gets very few customers despite him having considerable sleuthing talent. It forces him to find anything that can even remotely earn him money to make ends meet, whether it's [[VideoGame/SonicColors traveling to another planet]] or [[SonicRiders competing in hoverboard races]]. He just happens to always find himself against whoever the villain of that game may be.

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* This is Vector the Crocodile's typical motivation in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series: His detective agency gets very few customers despite him having considerable sleuthing talent. It forces him to find anything that can even remotely earn him money to make ends meet, whether it's [[VideoGame/SonicColors traveling to another planet]] or [[SonicRiders [[VideoGame/SonicRiders competing in hoverboard races]]. He just happens to always find himself against whoever the villain of that game may be.
21st Feb '17 1:08:49 AM Alvin
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21st Feb '17 1:01:38 AM Alvin
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* Super Temp in ''ComicBook/{{Wildguard}}'', who's just doing this hero thing as a side job until his band gets heir big break, man. [[spoiler:It actually ''does''.]]

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* Super Temp in ''ComicBook/{{Wildguard}}'', who's just doing this hero thing as a side job until his band gets heir their big break, man. [[spoiler:It actually ''does''.]]
16th Jan '17 4:32:55 AM Koveras
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* AcquisitionsIncorporated: The party is structured as corporation and its primary goal is acquiring wealth. This so happens to often involve doing heroic deeds. Most of the time.

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* AcquisitionsIncorporated: ''WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated'': The party is structured as corporation and its primary goal is acquiring wealth. This so happens to often involve doing heroic deeds. Most of the time.
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