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14th Sep '17 9:59:24 AM Khrunwahl02
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* On ALF in the episode "Stairway to Heaven", ALF sees an alternate reality that if he never met the Tanners, he would have never tightened their budget with his huge appetite, the damages he causes and excessive spending. The Tanners became a very bored, rich family who resorted to telling weak jokes and asking their maid to belch for entertainment, to ALF's disgust.

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* On ALF ''Series/{{ALF}}'' in the episode "Stairway to Heaven", ALF sees an alternate reality that if he never met the Tanners, he would have never tightened their budget with his huge appetite, the damages he causes and excessive spending. The Tanners became a very bored, rich family who resorted to telling weak jokes and asking their maid to belch for entertainment, to ALF's disgust.
15th Aug '17 6:39:32 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Vila (the DirtyCoward and master thief of the group) often reminisces about settling down on a planet whenever it looks like they're going to make a load of credits from their plan of the week ([[FailureIsTheOnlyOption which they never do]]). The others always point out that he'd quickly become bored and be looking for something to steal.
17th Feb '17 8:29:32 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''Megamind'', after he succeeded in killing his heroic nemesis Metro Man, Megamind robbed banks and obliterated the city just for the fun of it but then he realized that he now has everything and becomes depressed of how boring it is to be a villain without any challenges. As Minion didn't suffer from this trope since all he wants is for his master to be happy, Megamind lectures the trope to Minion:

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* In ''Megamind'', after he succeeded in killing his heroic nemesis Metro Man, Megamind robbed banks and obliterated the city just for the fun sport of it but then he realized that he now has everything and becomes depressed of how boring it is to be a villain without any challenges. As Minion didn't suffer from Megamind tries lecturing this trope since all he wants is for to Minion (who can't seem to comprehend why his master to be happy, Megamind lectures the trope to Minion: is so bored):
27th Jan '17 12:51:41 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': This was the exact reason Señor Senior Sr. gives for becoming a [[ContractualGenreBlindness by-the-book supervillain]]. He doesn't even do it ForTheEvulz, he's just ridiculously wealthy and has no idea what to do with his time. Thus, he takes up supervillainy as a hobby. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The guy even follows a guidebook!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': This was the exact reason Señor Senior Sr. gives for becoming a [[ContractualGenreBlindness by-the-book supervillain]]. He doesn't even do it ForTheEvulz, he's just ridiculously wealthy and has no idea what to do with his time. Thus, he takes up supervillainy as a hobby. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments The guy even follows a guidebook!]]
11th Jan '17 7:27:27 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''Gaudy Night'', Harriet indignantly defends LordPeterWimsey: catching murderers, even for fun, is difficult and dangerous, and many people have reason to be grateful for it.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''Gaudy Night'', Harriet indignantly defends LordPeterWimsey: Literature/LordPeterWimsey: catching murderers, even for fun, is difficult and dangerous, and many people have reason to be grateful for it.



* In ''{{Illuminatus}}'', Robert Putney Drake is a dissatisfied spoilt rich kid who compounds idleness and a sense of not having properly earned his fabulous wealth with a desire to make something of himself. He opts to translate the wealth into ''real'' power and escalates from [[TheCasanova ticking off the daughters of other rich families]] to systematically becoming the most powerful man in the USA - whilst maintaining the facade of an irresponsible playboy.

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* In ''{{Illuminatus}}'', ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'', Robert Putney Drake is a dissatisfied spoilt rich kid who compounds idleness and a sense of not having properly earned his fabulous wealth with a desire to make something of himself. He opts to translate the wealth into ''real'' power and escalates from [[TheCasanova ticking off the daughters of other rich families]] to systematically becoming the most powerful man in the USA - whilst maintaining the facade of an irresponsible playboy.
22nd Sep '16 8:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* Jed Clampett of the ''BeverlyHillbillies''. He has millions due to selling his land to an oil company, but is many times shown being bored as he would rather work than be idle rich. He enjoys doing work like mending, repairing, or gardening, but of course Mr Drysdale won't let him work a job because it's embarrassing to him. There's also no place for him to do much hunting or fishing in Beverly Hills.

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* Jed Clampett of the ''BeverlyHillbillies''.''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''. He has millions due to selling his land to an oil company, but is many times shown being bored as he would rather work than be idle rich. He enjoys doing work like mending, repairing, or gardening, but of course Mr Drysdale won't let him work a job because it's embarrassing to him. There's also no place for him to do much hunting or fishing in Beverly Hills.
6th Sep '16 11:48:05 AM Khrunwahl02
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* On ALF in the episode "Stairway to Heaven", ALF sees an alternate reality that if he never met the Tanners, he would have never tightened their budget with his huge appetite, the damages he causes and excessive spending. The Tanners became a very bored, rich family who resorted to telling weak jokes and asking their maid to belch for entertainment, to ALF's disgust.
6th Sep '16 11:39:00 AM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''Megamind'', after he succeeded in killing his heroic nemesis Metro Man, Megamind robbed banks and obliterated the city just for the fun of it but then he realized that he now has everything and becomes depressed of how boring it is to be a villain without any challenges.

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* In ''Megamind'', after he succeeded in killing his heroic nemesis Metro Man, Megamind robbed banks and obliterated the city just for the fun of it but then he realized that he now has everything and becomes depressed of how boring it is to be a villain without any challenges. As Minion didn't suffer from this trope since all he wants is for his master to be happy, Megamind lectures the trope to Minion:
6th Sep '16 11:36:41 AM Khrunwahl02
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-->'''Megamind:''' Just think about it. We have it all. And yet, we have nothing. It's just to easy now. I mean, we did it right? Then why do I feel so melancholy? Unhappy?

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-->'''Megamind:''' Just think about it. We have it all. And yet, we have nothing. It's just to too easy now. I mean, we did it right? Then why do I feel so melancholy? Unhappy?Unhappy?
6th Sep '16 11:35:11 AM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''Megamind'', after he successfully killed his heroic nemesis Metro Man, Megamind was able to get rich by robbing banks (and also torn down the city for fun) but then he realized that he now has everything and becomes depressed of how boring and pointless his life has become then, so he starts looking for a new superhero to fight to relieve his boredom from having more money than he knows what to do with it.

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* In ''Megamind'', after he successfully killed succeeded in killing his heroic nemesis Metro Man, Megamind was able to get rich by robbing robbed banks (and also torn down and obliterated the city just for fun) the fun of it but then he realized that he now has everything and becomes depressed of how boring and pointless his life has become then, so he starts looking for a new superhero it is to fight to relieve his boredom from having more money than he knows what to do with be a villain without any challenges.
-->'''Megamind:''' Just think about
it. We have it all. And yet, we have nothing. It's just to easy now. I mean, we did it right? Then why do I feel so melancholy? Unhappy?
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