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19th Nov '17 6:10:12 PM FruityOatyBars
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', where Thor describes the Hulk as "a friend from work."
19th Nov '17 11:57:15 AM Julia1984
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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes it a step further and actually ''[[EngineeredHeroics cause]]'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.

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May overlap with IWasJustPassingThrough. When the hero takes heroes take it a step further and actually ''[[EngineeredHeroics cause]]'' the danger they're paid to neutralize, it becomes a MonsterProtectionRacket.
21st Oct '17 9:34:21 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Literature/NeroWolfe rarely has a personal stake in the mysteries he investigates, and usually only gets involved because he's been [[OnlyInItForTheMoney offered a huge pay-check]] once he solves it. He also rigidly maintains his schedules and leisure time during a case (unless circumstances strictly compel him to do so), refusing to discuss business matters during meals and keeping his scheduled four hours a day with his orchids regardless of whether he's in the middle of a tricky investigation.
24th Sep '17 12:52:33 PM Prinzenick
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OnlyInItForTheMoney is a SubTrope, as is NotInThisForYourRevolution.

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OnlyInItForTheMoney is a SubTrope, as is NotInThisForYourRevolution.
NotInThisForYourRevolution. Should not be confused with [[RingRingCRUNCH a hero smashing his alarm clock.]]
20th Sep '17 12:37:04 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is sometimes a trait of members of the [[AdventureGuild Fighters Guild]], an organization of "[[HiredGuns warriors-for-hire]]". There have been several instances in the series of Fighters Guild members refusing a dangerous mission, though this isn't usually an option for the PlayerCharacter if he/she wants to advance in the Guild.
17th Aug '17 2:45:27 AM bt8257
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The Punch Clock Hero isn't fighting for peace, revenge, or because it's the right thing to do. He's only going against the BigBad because he has to. In some cases, he [[BecauseDestinySaysSo is destined to do so]] but [[RefusalOfTheCall refused the call]], only to find out that YouCantFightFate. In other cases, he gets involved only because he has bills to pay.

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The Punch Clock Punch-Clock Hero isn't fighting for peace, revenge, or because it's the right thing to do. He's only going against the BigBad because he has to. In some cases, he [[BecauseDestinySaysSo is destined to do so]] but [[RefusalOfTheCall refused the call]], only to find out that YouCantFightFate. In other cases, he gets involved only because he has bills to pay.



This can be seen as a subtrope of the NominalHero which doesn't do good out of heroic attention with this case being for profit.

OnlyInItForTheMoney is a subtrope, as is NotInThisForYourRevolution.

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This can be seen as a subtrope SubTrope of the NominalHero which doesn't do good out of heroic attention with this case being for profit.

OnlyInItForTheMoney is a subtrope, SubTrope, as is NotInThisForYourRevolution.
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.
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