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11th May '17 9:57:46 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Occurs in several episodes of Here's Lucy, usually involving either Lucy and Harry agreeing to help the other, who subsequently takes excessive advantage of the others offer. One notable example is the episode "Harrison Carter, Male Nurse" where Lucy has broken her leg, and has Harry become her nurse-maid. She constantly summons him with a bell to come upstairs, just as he has just gotten downstairs, making increasingly petty demands each time.

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* Occurs in several episodes of Here's Lucy, ''Here's Lucy'', usually involving either Lucy and Harry agreeing to help the other, who subsequently takes excessive advantage of the others offer. One notable example is the episode "Harrison Carter, Male Nurse" where Lucy has broken her leg, and has Harry become her nurse-maid. She constantly summons him with a bell to come upstairs, just as he has just gotten downstairs, making increasingly petty demands each time.time.
* One of the [[CatchPhrase Catch Phrases]] of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' ("Se aprovechan de mi nobleza") translates as this (or more literally, "They (whoever is the guy who asked for his help this week) take advantage of my nobility"). Pretty often, he says this when they ask him to do something pretty dangerous and/or they make it clear that they won't lift a finger to help.
1st May '17 11:37:45 AM longWriter
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* ''Literature/TheOdyssey'': Penelope's suitors stayed a long time and thinned out Odysseus's herds by eating them. No wonder he killed them all in the end!
2nd Apr '17 1:51:22 AM AdamC
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** In "Rarity Takes Manehattan", it happens to Rarity again. She runs into an old acquaintance at a fashion show and gives her some of her custom fabric to use for trim on her designs. Said acquaintance uses ''all'' the fabric to completely remake her dresses, and then takes credit for the fabric, forcing Rarity to remake her own dresses from scratch so it won't look like she's making knockoffs.

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** In "Rarity Takes Manehattan", it happens to Rarity again. She runs into an old acquaintance at a fashion show and gives her some of her custom fabric to use for trim on her designs. Said acquaintance uses ''all'' the fabric to completely remake her dresses, and then takes credit for the fabric, forcing Rarity to remake her own dresses from scratch so it won't look like she's making knockoffs. In this case it's less a case of unchecked greed, and more a potential rival intentionally screwing Rarity over ''and'' plagiarizing her all in one go.
23rd Feb '17 7:47:38 PM billybobfred
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* In ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', Mr Wines will occasionally approach the player and offer to "hire" them to provide for one of its [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy revels]]. This means providing, out of your own pocket, 23.50 Echoes of wine, honey, and blackmail (for the entertainers), and getting "paid" with detritus left by the partygoers worth a paltry 3.74 Echoes. And that's if you ''succeed'' at the fairly high-level Persuasive check at the end, otherwise, you get paid ''nothing''.
3rd Dec '16 9:09:24 AM ironballs16
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* Similarly, Fluffy & Uranus from ''{{WesternAnimation/Duckman}}'' allow their boss to stay with them for a while, but his abuse of this trope eventually leads them to calling him out on this, [[PrecisionFStrike cussing him out]], and kicking him out, in that order.
3rd Dec '16 8:53:37 AM ironballs16
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* Sinbad had a standup bit about a college student writing a heartfelt letter to his father detailing his experiences at college so far, concluding it by mentioning off-handedly that he was low on funds and could use some, if his father would be so kind. After a while, this is the exchange.
-->'''Sinbad''': "No mon', no fun, yo' son." So the father writes back "Too bad, so sad, yo' dad."
28th Nov '16 10:08:24 AM StFan
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* The page picture is MafiaPrincess Trish Una basically walking all over our heroes from the ''Vento Aureo'' part of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.

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* In ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'', when Judy and Nick first meet, Nick uses Judy's generosity combined with his partner's irresistible cuteness to get her to buy them a giant popsicle, which they use to sell a bunch of smaller popsicles to lemmings.

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* In ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'', ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Judy and Nick first meet, Nick uses Judy's generosity combined with his partner's irresistible cuteness to get her to buy them a giant popsicle, which they use to sell a bunch of smaller popsicles to lemmings.
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* ''[[HarvestMoon Harvest Moon: A New Beginning]]'' has Michelle, whose heart events consist of her requesting increasingly valuable items and has you overhearing her calling you a sucker and asks for a pink diamond, which is required for her final heart event. She even has the gall to rub it in your face when you confront her!

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* ''[[HarvestMoon Harvest Moon: A New Beginning]]'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning'' has Michelle, whose heart events consist of her requesting increasingly valuable items and has you overhearing her calling you a sucker and asks for a pink diamond, which is required for her final heart event. She even has the gall to rub it in your face when you confront her!
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' falls victim to this a lot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' falls victim to this a lot.



-->'''Rolf''': ''[[LargeHam THE BURDEN OF HOSPITALITY IS TOO GREAT FOR]] [[ThirdPersonPerson ROLF]]!!''

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-->'''Rolf''': -->'''Rolf:''' ''[[LargeHam THE BURDEN OF HOSPITALITY IS TOO GREAT FOR]] [[ThirdPersonPerson ROLF]]!!''



** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret of My Excess"]], Spike is offered a spontaneous present by one of the townsfolk he meets, upon that person learning it's Spike's birthday. Spike's inherent dragon greed starts to kick in, and he starts exploiting spontaneous presents from other people.

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** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess Secret of My Excess"]], Excess]]", Spike is offered a spontaneous present by one of the townsfolk he meets, upon that person learning it's Spike's birthday. Spike's inherent dragon greed starts to kick in, and he starts exploiting spontaneous presents from other people.



--->'''Moe:''' ''[dragging in a giant bag of peanuts]'' "I think you're taking unfair advantage of my generous offer."

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--->'''Moe:''' ''[dragging in a giant bag of peanuts]'' "I I think you're taking unfair advantage of my generous offer."



29th Oct '16 12:52:21 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheGuild'', Vork visits Codex at her apartment and she tells him he can help himself to anything in the kitchen. When he tries to take her frogurt maker, she has to clarify that she meant food only, which he regards as MovingTheGoalposts.
* Kerry/Seraphim from the WhateleyUniverse ran into a brutal case of this. Her powers allow her to heal people, and she looks like an angel and is staying in a church. Initially she heals people because she wants to, but soon those caring for her decide that they want the flow of interest, tourism and money she's generated to keep up and won't let her stop healing, even when it endangers her own health. It doesn't end well.

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* In one episode of ''TheGuild'', ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Vork visits Codex at her apartment and she tells him he can help himself to anything in the kitchen. When he tries to take her frogurt maker, she has to clarify that she meant food only, which he regards as MovingTheGoalposts.
* Kerry/Seraphim from the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse ran into a brutal case of this. Her powers allow her to heal people, and she looks like an angel and is staying in a church. Initially she heals people because she wants to, but soon those caring for her decide that they want the flow of interest, tourism and money she's generated to keep up and won't let her stop healing, even when it endangers her own health. It doesn't end well.
15th Oct '16 10:31:06 PM MrKingXemnas
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* In ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'', when Judy and Nick first meet, Nick uses Judy's generosity combined with his partner's irresistible cuteness to get her to buy them a giant popsicle, which they use to sell a bunch of smaller popsicles to lemmings.
5th Oct '16 8:50:53 AM Dravencour
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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': This is why Donald's Uncle Scrooge is such a skinflit. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': This is why Donald's Uncle Scrooge is such a skinflit.[[TheScrooge skinflint]]. The one time he tried to be more charitable to improve his image, this trope took full effect.
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