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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.
16th Oct '16 6:14:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' usually has one recruitable character per game whose only motivation is money, usually starting out as an enemy but making it perfectly clear that they'll do a HeelFaceTurn in exchange for a significant amount of gold. In order, there's [[FireEmblemJugdral Beowolf]], [[FireEmblemElibe Hugh, Farina]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Rennac]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Volke, and Volke again]]. These characters range from "good person at heart, but extremely greedy" (Farina) to "will take on any job, no matter how unsavory, as long as the price is right" (Volke).

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' usually has one recruitable character per game whose only motivation is money, usually starting out as an enemy but making it perfectly clear that they'll do a HeelFaceTurn in exchange for a significant amount of gold. In order, there's [[FireEmblemJugdral [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Beowolf]], [[FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Hugh, Farina]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Rennac]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Volke, and Volke again]]. These characters range from "good person at heart, but extremely greedy" (Farina) to "will take on any job, no matter how unsavory, as long as the price is right" (Volke).
6th Oct '16 2:47:48 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Paladin, a Marvel character usually found with ComicBook/{{Spider Man}} and/or ComicBook/SilverSable. Truly a mercenary, he's rarely willing to perform heroics unless there's profit involved. While Spidey often expresses disgust (privately) at such a policy, Paladin's attitude is, he does it to make a living. (And to his credit, he's almost always on the heroes' side, rather than against it.)
28th Aug '16 8:49:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/TheNightOf'': People in the criminal justice system are shown to be just doing their jobs. Many of them are surly, tired, bored or checked out. All this stands in contrast to the people accused of crimes and their families, who are having their lives turned upside down.

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* ''Series/TheNightOf'': People in the criminal justice system are shown to be just doing their jobs. Many of them are surly, tired, bored or checked out. All this stands in contrast to the people accused of crimes and their families, who are having their lives turned upside down. The trope is discussed in the series finale when a police officer proposes a show about a cop who "doesn't give a shit."
6th Aug '16 12:23:11 PM ACW
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* The basic premise of EverydayHeroes; Mr. Mighty is a nine-to-five hero, while his nemesis, Dr. Unpleasant, is a PunchClockVillain.

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* The basic premise of EverydayHeroes; ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''; Mr. Mighty is a nine-to-five hero, while his nemesis, Dr. Unpleasant, is a PunchClockVillain.
27th Jul '16 8:22:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/TheNightOf'': People in the criminal justice system are shown to be just doing their jobs. Many of them are surly, tired, bored or checked out. All this stands in contrast to the people accused of crimes and their families, who are having their lives turned upside down.
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