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9th Mar '18 5:00:32 PM Jake
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** It turns out that Riker actually got his posting to the ''Enterprise''-D directly because of an episode of this: The tie-breaker for Captain Picard was a letter of ''reprimand'' in Will's personnel file for "insurbordination", which on closer inspection turned out to be telling a superior officer what they needed to hear instead of what they ''wanted'' to hear.
14th Jan '18 3:28:23 PM Luigifan
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This is a character type with a lot of integrity. His skills at what he does has made him something of a legend, [[AFatherToHisMen often greatly admired by those who work beneath or alongside him.]] He refuses to just go along with what his [[ExecutiveMeddling bosses or administration want]]. Unfortunately, because he doesn't play by the rules of office politics, and because house politics here promote blind obedience, his superiors have blacklisted him and made his career stall out at a certain point. This results in a tense situation where management may be actively looking to get rid of him but can't because of his reputation, while he wants to either just do his thing or make changes to the existing system.

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This is a character type with a lot of integrity. His skills at what he does has made him something of a legend, [[AFatherToHisMen often greatly admired by those who work beneath or alongside him.]] He refuses to just go along with what his [[ExecutiveMeddling bosses or administration want]]. Unfortunately, because he doesn't play by the rules of office politics, and because house politics here promote blind obedience, {{blind obedience}}, his superiors have blacklisted him and made his career stall out at a certain point. This results in a tense situation where management may be actively looking to get rid of him him, but can't because of his reputation, while he wants to either just do his thing or make changes to the existing system.
9th Jan '18 10:33:13 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ModelShop'': George's problem. He's an unemployed, broke architect he's fixated on grand creative architectural work and can't lower his standards enough to get a paying job designing, say, an office building. Similarly, when Gloria's excited at the prospect of getting a part in a soap commercial that's going to involve her clad in nothing but suds, George sneers that other actresses get their starts doing Shakespeare.
5th Nov '17 9:54:47 AM Kadorhal
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' - Jet Black's refusal to turn DirtyCop or ease up on {{The Syndicate}}s running Ganymede resulted in him being ambushed and nearly killed. [[spoiler:At the hands of his own partner, who was working with TheSyndicate, no less.]]

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' - Jet Black's refusal to turn DirtyCop or at least ease up on {{The Syndicate}}s {{the syndicate}}s running Ganymede resulted in him being ambushed and nearly killed. [[spoiler:At the hands of his own partner, who was working with TheSyndicate, one of said syndicates, no less.]]]] This is paralleled in one episode by Udai Taxim, the main (apparent) antagonist of the episode, who tries to hook up with his old syndicate after escaping prison and is outright rejected by them, who state that times have changed; the final confrontation between the two is essentially settling a score between two people from a bygone era who've been struggling to live in the present one.



* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' series: Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was allegedly never chosen to join the Jedi Council because of his unorthodox views, and his questioning of/refusal to just go along with the council's views and decisions.

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* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' series: ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'': Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was allegedly never chosen to join the Jedi Council because of his unorthodox views, and his questioning of/refusal to just go along with the council's views and decisions.



** In the unproduced ''Batman: Year One'' film reboot by Darren Aronofsky, Lieutenant Jim Gordon fulfills this role. Gordon is (quite literally) one of the only two notable cops (the other a newly-hired desk jockey) who refuse to accept the drug money kickbacks and corruption that permeate the Gotham City Police Department, to the point that he is kept on crap assignments and as far out of the way as possible by Commissioner Loeb.

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** In the unproduced ''Batman: Year One'' film reboot by Darren Aronofsky, Lieutenant Jim Gordon fulfills this role. Gordon is (quite literally) one of the only two notable cops (the other a newly-hired desk jockey) who refuse refuses to accept the drug money kickbacks and corruption that permeate the Gotham City Police Department, to the point that he is kept on crap assignments and as far out of the way as possible by Commissioner Loeb.


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* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' has a variation with the Schnee Squadron leader Erich Hillenberand, known behind the scenes as "The Eternal 2nd Lieutenant" because he didn't particularly have any interest in awards or promotions.
20th Aug '17 8:51:18 AM TonyG
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "K.I.L.L.I.T. Radio", the gang try to get the DJ of the titular station to play a song for Muscle Man's girlfriend Starla. They discover that the DJ is the ''only human left'' at the station, which had been completely automated. The DJ isn't even a DJ anymore, but a repairman maintaining the machines that run the station. With the gang's help, the DJ defeats the machines and broadcasts the song.
20th Jul '17 5:52:13 PM MsZephy7
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* In the anime/manga of ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Narsus is a source of unease back in his days in Andragoras's court, being the first and only noble to speak of abolishing slavery, which [[DeliberateValuesDissonance provides the backbone of Pars' economy]]. Thus, many traditional nobles supporting Arslan are uncomfortable with his ideals and jealous of his close presence with the prince. So despite serving as Arslan's ''de facto'' chancellor since the beginning, Narsus hands over the position (for now) to another noble. After all, [[ExactWords his "official commission" from Arslan is]] [[AlmightyJanitor "Court Painter".]]
20th Jun '17 7:59:56 PM jamespolk
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* ''StarWars'' series: Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was allegedly never chosen to join the Jedi Council because of his unorthodox views, and his questioning of/refusal to just go along with the council's views and decisions.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' series: Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was allegedly never chosen to join the Jedi Council because of his unorthodox views, and his questioning of/refusal to just go along with the council's views and decisions.


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* ''Film/EmbraceOfTheSerpent'': Karamakate is a shaman in the Amazon rain forest in the early 20th century. He is fighting a rearguard battle against the forces of imperialism, guarding his tribe's secrets, refusing to allow the mystical yakruna plant to be used for profit or war. He looks down on Manduca for working for a white man and scorns white men like Theo and Evan for being attached to material things.
10th Jun '17 12:36:15 PM Titus88
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** Odo was a rare ReasonableAuthorityFigure during the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Cardassian occupation of Bajor.]] Although, despite the Bajoran government hailing him as a bright spot of reason and compassion, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo not even his hands are clean]].

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** Odo was a rare ReasonableAuthorityFigure during the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Cardassian occupation of Bajor.]] Although, despite the Bajoran government hailing him as a bright spot of reason and compassion, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo not even his hands are clean]]. Starfleet gets so fed up with Odo's unwillingness to play by their rules that they assign their own security officer to the station. [[spoiler:This goes horribly wrong for the station when this officer turns out to be a traitor.]]
18th May '17 12:18:15 PM ZombieAladdin
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Not to be confused with LastOfHisKind.
24th Apr '17 6:58:15 PM nombretomado
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* The ''TalesSeries'' has a few examples.

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* The ''TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' has a few examples.
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