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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.
21st Apr '17 1:01:36 PM Nohbody
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* Music/NeilYoung is notorious for this. He does what he wants, when he wants, for as long as he wants to do it. He once put out a couple of albums of techno-electronica and was sued by his record company for making music that didn't sound like Neil Young. This spurred him to record albums full of country, rockabilly, blues, anything but his typical sound. This continued until the label let him out of his contract.



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* ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes author Bill Watterson, whose notorious fights with Universal Press Syndicate over licensing (specifically, his blanket refusal to license anything), and his insistence that the Sunday comic format be more flexible, are nearly as well-known as the strip itself.
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* Dave Chappelle left [[Series/ChappellesShow his hit television show]] because, among other reasons, he felt that the game was starting to corrupt and/or change him and that the business was trying to control him, an idea he showed in his [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ml3igw/chappelle-s-show-dave-meets-show-business---p--diddy "Dave Meets Show Business"]] skit, which aired on the final season. Other artists, comedians, writers, etc, often act on the same ideas.
* Some people saw journalist Gary Webb as this.
* Professor David Nutt of the ACMD was forced to resign from his position by the British Home Secretary for his research into drugs and their effects on society, because it didn't cohere with their policy, despite being scientifically accurate.
* Creator/{{BET}}'s [=VJs=] Free and Aj are considered to be this by some. They eventually left.
* Rory Bremner was overwhelmed with job offers in the late 80s after the success of ''Series/SpittingImage'', but chose to remain freelance so that he didn't have to compromise his material. This even extends into the 2000s, as he was originally one of the centerpieces of ''Series/MockTheWeek'', but left shortly after series 2. He now produces his own occasional show (i.e. one or two a year) which gets graveyard slots on Channel 4, rather than primetime on ITV or BBC. He's still widely regarded as one of the best political impressionist-satirists in the UK, if not the world.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Poole Russell Poole]]: Poole's involvement during the investigation into the LAPD Rampart Scandal and his resignation over the fact that his testimony identifying LAPD officers as the perpetrators in Biggie Smalls' murder was being suppressed, made him stand out as a rare voice of right and reason in the world of the at the time very corrupt Los Angeles Police Department.
* [[NewYorkCityCops [=NYPD=]]] officer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Schoolcraft Adrian Schoolcraft]] spent years defying the police department's secret quotas for the number of tickets to write and arrests to make, despite enduring numerous punishments in doing so. Finally, when Schoolcraft attempted to report this and his precinct's tendency of underreporting major crimes (so as to not make themselves look bad) he was fired, but Schoolcraft had the last laugh; he had spent his last two years in the department carrying a micro-recorder with him at all times, capturing all of the department's corruption.
** Schoolcraft wasn't simply fired. He left work early one day because of illness (his work was very stressful, for some reason), which led to a squad of officers, including some of high rank, at his apartment late at night. Before they came in, he turned the recorder on. The scene that followed was chilling, as they piled on accusations and had him involuntarily committed. If not for the work of Schoolcraft's father, he might have remained locked up in a psych ward for more than just a week. "Chilling" barely begins to describe it.
*** What's worse: the NYPD is '''still''' persistently knocking on the door of his dad's house in upstate New York (''far'' outside their jurisdiction) where Adrian is taking refuge until the corruption is remedied and the NYPD reformed (which thus far has been, ''indefinitely'') and demanding that Adrian come out so they can take him back to that psychiatric hospital.
* {{Prince}} got tired of being [[ExecutiveMeddling jerked around by]] his record label. Unfortunately, the label had an ironclad contract that said they owned (and thus could do what they wanted with) any album that was released with his name on it... so he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol the label had absolutely no claim to. When the original contract was voided, he went back to calling himself Prince. Making him The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
* Ladar Levison, owner of Lavabit, a privately-encrypted email service, is an example. After Edward Snowden used Lavabit to send emails containing leaked information regarding the NSA's surveillance program, Levison was forced by federal agents to make a choice between turning over all of Lavabit's information, including user accounts and messages, or shut down the site and keep all information secret. Levison chose to shut down Lavabit.
* Music/NeilYoung is notorious for this. He does what he wants, when he wants, for as long as he wants to do it. He once put out a couple of albums of techno-electronica and was sued by his record company for making music that didn't sound like Neil Young. This spurred him to record albums full of country, rockabilly, blues, anything but his typical sound. This continued until the label let him out of his contract.
* ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes author Bill Watterson, whose notorious fights with Universal Press Syndicate over licensing (specifically, his blanket refusal to license anything), and his insistence that the Sunday comic format be more flexible, are nearly as well-known as the strip itself.
* Jeff Gerstmann gave a very critical review of ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch'' on Gamespot and was fired shortly after; it was [[{{Fanon}} presumed by many]] that the heavy amount of ''Kane & Lynch'' ads on the Gamespot website had something to do with this (the fact that after the incident several other Gamespot editors started leaving in droves lent quite a bit of credibility to this theory). Gerstmann went on to start GiantBomb alongside several former Gamespot members.
* Richard Stallman, the founder of the free software movement ([[InsistentTerminology not "Open Source"]]), is still a tireless advocate for free (as in free speech) software and open standards and has been since TheEighties. For many years, his user account at MIT (rms) famously had either no password or the password "rms".
* Sergio Herrera (aka Serukun, formerly "[[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Mr. Karate]]"), the main editor from the former Spaniard videogame magazines ''[[http://elblogdemanu.com/entrevista-a-sergio-herrera-mr-karate/ Loading]]'' and ''Gametype'' suffered this, since both magazines were maybe the few Western videogame magazines (with the partial exception of [=GameFan=] in the U.S.) that dealt exclusively with Japanese games (especially [[NoExportForYou the ones only released in Japan]]) and he not only outright refused to speak about any kind of Western games (American, European, etc) to the extreme of being outright [[BoomerangBigot self-xenophobic]]. He also refused to use numeric scales for rating games, causing some friction with his parent company's sponsors, and after suffering lots of ExecutiveMeddling (including the parent company being restructured and later being bankrupted) both magazines ceased publication.
** It didn't help he is [[OccidentalOtaku a hardcore otaku]] to the point that the CompletelyDifferentTitle trope is his ''BerserkButton'', and sometimes he refused to use the Western names of the games (like ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' and ''WarioWare'', as examples), using their original Japanese names (''Biohazard'' and ''Made In Wario'', respectively), and when he tried to explain his reasons for using the Japanese names over the Western ones, his explanation was ''Those titles were given by those [[EagleLand retarded American dumbasses]]''[[note]]In Spanish, the original phrase was ''Esos tocanarices Americanos''.[[/note]] (rough translation).
** Even he is not immune to making some mistakes about some games because of this: When reviewing the PSX game [[http://www.vgperson.com/games/palette.htm Forget Me Not Palette]] (The UpdatedRerelease of the RPG Maker game ''VideoGame/{{Palette}}'') he decribed the game as being based on a novel written by Yoshitaka Nishida, while complaining why the novel was never released in Spanish or English. While Nishida did write the story, he was not a ''writer'', but the author of [[OneManArmy both the story and also the game]], just like [[Videogame/{{Touhou}} ZUN]].
* Creator/CenkUygur left MSNBC for Current after being asked to tone down his rhetoric. Lots of left-wing and libertarian journalists working for independent publications in general definitely qualify. These include Chris Hedges and Glenn Greenwald.
* During the Bush administration, when President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was making the case to invade Iraq, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney Cynthia [=McKinney=]]], who was a member of the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives, was one of the very few high profile politicians who spoke against the administration and further accused the President of having advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. She suffered a huge backlash in the media as a result, losing her seat in the house during her reelection. She joined the independent Green Party afterwards and became very popular, even being nominated by the party to run for President in 2008.
* Many see Sen. Bernie Sanders as this. When announcing his intentions to run for President in 2016, he explicitly said he'd refuse corporate donations, accepting only financial support from American individuals, in defiance of the 2010 "Citizens United" Supreme Court ruling, which declared that "corporations were people" and money could be considered "free speech".
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7th Mar '17 11:08:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The ''TalesSeries'' has a few examples, usually deconstructed.

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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Yuan qualifies. As the only member of a group of [[spoiler:legendary heroes who fought for peace and became {{Fallen Hero}}es in the process]], he opted to work against Cruxis because he felt they were drifting away from [[TheMessiah Martel]]'s ideals. Unfortunately, his resentment at how things have become has turned him into a huge {{Jerkass}} and a nasty ControlFreak [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] who's more on his side than that of the heroes.

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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Yuan qualifies. As the only member of a group of [[spoiler:legendary heroes who fought for peace and became {{Fallen Hero}}es in the process]], he opted to work against Cruxis because he felt they were drifting away from [[TheMessiah [[AllLovingHero Martel]]'s ideals. Unfortunately, his resentment at how things have become has turned him into a huge {{Jerkass}} and a nasty ControlFreak [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] who's more on his side than that of the heroes.
2nd Feb '17 2:21:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Booker and manager Wrestling/JimCornette has worked for most every major wrestling promotion under the sun and wishes most would fuck off. Cornette is a traditionalist booker, emphasizing in-ring skill and younger talent over backstage politicians and older primadonnas like Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/KevinNash. As such, Cornette tends to shred just about any and everyone who uses politics and hype to further their career in the sport, leading him to leave company after company after company. He found a home with Wrestling/RingOfHonor which is pretty much a entire company of Last DJ's but then that came to an end when ROH was bought out by Sinclair Broadcast group, based on his proposal which was then promptly ignored in favor of corner cutting cost of quality (Cornette essentially arguing more people will buy the picture if it looks better, more people will buy tickets/dvds if they're cheaper, ect).

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* Booker and manager Wrestling/JimCornette has worked for most every major wrestling promotion under the sun and wishes most would fuck off. Cornette is a traditionalist booker, emphasizing in-ring skill and younger talent over backstage politicians and older primadonnas like Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/KevinNash. As such, Cornette tends to shred just about any and everyone who uses politics and hype to further their career in the sport, leading him to leave company after company after company. He found a home with Wrestling/RingOfHonor which is pretty much a entire company of Last DJ's but then that came to an end when ROH was bought out by Sinclair Broadcast group, based on his proposal which was then promptly ignored in favor of corner cutting cost of quality (Cornette essentially arguing more people will buy the picture if it looks better, more people will buy tickets/dvds if they're cheaper, ect).blowing up over inability to help an injured wrestler, etc).
11th Jan '17 11:19:45 AM justanid
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Frequently overlaps with KnightInSourArmor. Music-wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics. The Last DJ can become the AlmightyJanitor, though not always. If the bosses ''really'' get sick of his HonorBeforeReason attitude, he may be threatened with or actually have to endure being ReassignedToAntarctica for his stubbornness. This trope is inverse of KickedUpstairs, where an unwanted and incompetent person ''is'' promoted, to get them away from the real work so they can no longer screw things up.

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Frequently overlaps with KnightInSourArmor. Music-wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics. The Last DJ can become the AlmightyJanitor, though not always. If the bosses ''really'' get sick of his HonorBeforeReason attitude, he may be threatened with or actually have to endure being ReassignedToAntarctica for his stubbornness.

Frequently overlaps with KnightInSourArmor. Music-wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics.
This trope is inverse the opposite of KickedUpstairs, where an unwanted and incompetent person ''is'' promoted, to get them away from the real work so they can no longer screw things up.
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