History Main / SubordinateExcuse

12th Jul '16 1:27:51 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message





* In ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'', this is the reason that Teita continues to serve as Tigre's maid.

to:

* In ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'', ''LightNovel/LordMarksmanAndVanadis'', this is the reason that Teita continues to serve as Tigre's maid.



* ''PandoraHearts'' has [[BodyguardCrush Gilbert]] [[BattleButler Nightray]] who, despite the fact that he was adopted into [[FeudingFamilies a rival noble family,]] still calls himself the loyal servant of [[GuileHero Oz Vessalius.]] Gilbert himself admits that he just wants an excuse to stay by Oz's side. [[HoYay Not that Oz seems to mind...]]

to:

* ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has [[BodyguardCrush Gilbert]] [[BattleButler Nightray]] who, despite the fact that he was adopted into [[FeudingFamilies a rival noble family,]] still calls himself the loyal servant of [[GuileHero Oz Vessalius.]] Gilbert himself admits that he just wants an excuse to stay by Oz's side. [[HoYay Not that Oz seems to mind...]]
3rd Jul '16 2:43:27 PM lavendermintrose
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kallen from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is this for [[MyHeroZero Zero]].
20th May '16 2:13:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''QueerAsFolk'', Vince follows Stuart around from club to club like a loyal puppy because he's had a crush on him for years. A few characters accuse [[ReallyGetsAround Stuart]] of purposely ''not'' sleeping with Vince because he wants to keep him in this "sidekick" role indefinitely.

to:

* In ''QueerAsFolk'', ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Vince follows Stuart around from club to club like a loyal puppy because he's had a crush on him for years. A few characters accuse [[ReallyGetsAround Stuart]] of purposely ''not'' sleeping with Vince because he wants to keep him in this "sidekick" role indefinitely.
4th May '16 4:00:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Perfectly describes the relationship between {{Meganekko}} Kinon and her boss Rossiu in ''GurrenLagann''. Kinon wanted to be around him, so as Rossiu ([[TheSpock to no one's suprise]]) gained power and responsibilities in the new earth government, she followed behind him and learned to be just as organized and disciplined, eventually becoming his secretary of sorts post TimeSkip.

to:

* Perfectly describes the relationship between {{Meganekko}} Kinon and her boss Rossiu in ''GurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Kinon wanted to be around him, so as Rossiu ([[TheSpock to no one's suprise]]) gained power and responsibilities in the new earth government, she followed behind him and learned to be just as organized and disciplined, eventually becoming his secretary of sorts post TimeSkip.
16th Oct '15 4:15:26 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Pinky from ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' never had much interest in conquering the world. He just did it as something to do with his pal, Brain.

to:

* Pinky from ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' never had much interest in conquering the world. He just did it as something to do with his pal, Brain.
4th Oct '15 11:26:30 AM Vivvav
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The major example from the series now comes at the end of Dressroas, where [[spoiler:a bunch of pirate captains dedicate themselves to Luffy and become the sub-captains of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. Luffy is all about freedom, and doesn't want to have an armada of pirates under his control, telling them to do whatever they want. They decide they want to serve under him, and so pledge their loyalty to him whether he likes it or not.]]
31st Aug '15 3:44:51 PM Wyldchyld
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Ikkaku Madarame hides his abilities to avoid being considered for the position of captain so he can stay in the 11th division and serve under Kenpachi Zaraki. Later evidence of his power, his own admission that Yachiru is stronger than he is and the fact that at least two captains and lieutenants know are a pretty strong indication he has nothing to fear anyway.
** Yumichika is [[WordOfGod equal in strength to Ikkaku]]. He wants to stay under Ikkaku, which means pretending to be even weaker than how weak Ikkaku pretends to be and hiding that his shikai is supposed to have an energy draining ability.



** The [[AllThereInTheManual manga companion books]] state this is the situation between Kyouraku and his vice-captain Nanao, with the excuses apparently going both ways. The reason Nanao is never seen on the front lines? Well, no-one knows for certain, but the rumourmill believes it's because Kyouraku simply can't bear to have her there. And when the readers learn what happened to his previous vice-captain, this begins to make sense. (In a recent chapter, Kyoraku would've openly admitted to this if Nanao hadn't cut him off).

to:

** The [[AllThereInTheManual manga companion books]] state this is the situation between Kyouraku and his vice-captain Nanao, with the excuses apparently going both ways. The reason Nanao is never seen on the front lines? Well, no-one knows for certain, but the rumourmill in-universe rumour mill believes it's because Kyouraku simply can't bear to have her there. And when the readers learn what happened to his previous vice-captain, this begins to make sense. (In a recent chapter, Kyoraku would've openly admitted to this if When Nanao's kido barriers are all that stands between Kyouraku and Haschwalth, Kyouraku very nearly admits it, but Nanao hadn't cut hastily cuts him off).off.
21st Aug '15 8:40:59 AM eowynjedi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** Commander Riker [[LimitedAdvancementOpportunities refuses promotion and command of a ship of his own several times]] during the series run.
** Inverted when Riker - to his surprise - wound up serving alongside his ex (Troi), who was his subordinate and who he still had feelings for. In a BadFuture, Riker admits regret that they didn't get back together. In the proper timeline, they actually did - and coinciding with their marriage was his promotion to captain of the ''Titan''.



* Josh and Donna on ''Series/TheWestWing''.

to:

* Josh and his assistant Donna on ''Series/TheWestWing''.''Series/TheWestWing''. A few seasons on, Donna has acquired sufficient political savvy that she gets multiple job offers from the outside. She claims it's the White House she's attached to, but truthfully it's Josh. After a conversation in which CJ says that Donna has outgrown her job and she's allowing Josh to take advantage of her (after several seasons of {{UST}} that doesn't look like it'll be resolved anytime soon), Donna decides to leave and pursue a career away from him.



** Rennac from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' complained about Princess L'Arachel constantly but "never really tried very hard" to escape her service, according to his ending. L'Arachel/Rennac is second only to Sain/Priscilla in the department of "not" paired endings.

to:

** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''
***
Rennac from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' complained about Princess L'Arachel constantly but "never really tried very hard" to escape her service, according to his ending. L'Arachel/Rennac is second only to Sain/Priscilla in the department of "not" paired endings.endings.
*** Vanessa the pegasus knight will attach herself to Prince Innes as his bodyguard in their supports. Since she seems to be one of the few people in Magvel he openly respects, he's happy to have her around, though he insists that as prince he's responsible for ''her'' life.



** In the new ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the CuteBruiser Oboro is specifically said to have a crush on her boss, Prince Takumi. Doesn't necessarily count as BodyguardCrush [[note]](unlike Jakob, Felicia, Kaze and the Avatars)[[/note]] because despite her fighting skills, she isn't ''specifically'' tasked with Takumi's safety. [[spoiler: If the player pursues their whole support chain, they will get married and Oboro will be the mother of Takumi's kid, Kisaragi.]]

to:

** In the new ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the CuteBruiser Oboro is specifically said to have a crush on her boss, Prince Takumi. Doesn't necessarily count as BodyguardCrush [[note]](unlike Jakob, Felicia, Kaze and the Avatars)[[/note]] because despite her fighting skills, she isn't ''specifically'' tasked with Takumi's safety. [[spoiler: If the player pursues their whole support chain, they will get married and Oboro will be the mother of Takumi's kid, Kisaragi.]]


Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has Sir Tomato, leader of [[GoldfishPoopGang the BLT Trio]] and Dame Lettuce. Lettuce not only defects because Tomato did, she [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretends to be as dumb as he is]].
13th Aug '15 9:33:02 AM jayoungr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''{{Film/Monte Carlo|1930}}:'' After having no success wooing Countess Helene in more conventional ways, Count Rudolph poses as her new hairdresser in order to get close to her.
2nd Aug '15 1:14:20 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''{{Gundam 00}}'', [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain semi-competent antagonist ace]] Patrick Colasour's motivation quickly shifts from being an arrogant fighter jock to being with his beloved [[DefrostingIceQueen taskmaster]] of a CO, [[strike:Colonel]] '''[[BodyguardCrush TAISAA!!!]]''' Kati Mannequin. This is explicitly his reason for [[spoiler:joining and later defecting from A-Laws]] in the second season, even though he's really not up to it - wherever his [[strike:Colonel]]'''TAISAA!!!''' goes, he will follow. [[spoiler:They end up married.]]

to:

* In ''{{Gundam 00}}'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain semi-competent antagonist ace]] Patrick Colasour's motivation quickly shifts from being an arrogant fighter jock to being with his beloved [[DefrostingIceQueen taskmaster]] of a CO, [[strike:Colonel]] '''[[BodyguardCrush TAISAA!!!]]''' Kati Mannequin. This is explicitly his reason for [[spoiler:joining and later defecting from A-Laws]] in the second season, even though he's really not up to it - wherever his [[strike:Colonel]]'''TAISAA!!!''' goes, he will follow. [[spoiler:They end up married.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 85. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SubordinateExcuse