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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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* The ''TalesSeries'' has a few examples, usually deconstructed.examples.



** 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.
11th Jan '17 11:17:21 AM justanid
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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.

Compare RebelliousRebel, whose conflicts with his superior are acute, not chronic, and who rapidly ends up dead or fleeing.

Contrast LimitedAdvancementOpportunities, where characters never advance in their position because that would force the writing team to separate the cast, and LonelyAtTheTop, where characters get promoted but lose everything else in the process. The exact 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. See also BotheringByTheBook and ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also compare BunnyEarsLawyer, where the traits that would hold back a Last DJ get overlooked on account of how much of an asset the character is otherwise. Also, the traits in a Bunny Ears Lawyer are mostly just quirks and eccentricities that may be self indulgent as opposed to the Last DJ who is more likely to feel like he's the OnlySaneMan. Will very frequently overlap with KnightInSourArmor. Music wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics.

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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.

Compare RebelliousRebel, whose conflicts with his superior are acute, not chronic, and who rapidly ends up dead or fleeing.

Contrast LimitedAdvancementOpportunities, where characters never advance in their position because that would force the writing team to separate the cast, and LonelyAtTheTop, where characters get promoted but lose everything else in the process. The exact opposite
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. See also BotheringByTheBook up.

Compare RebelliousRebel, whose conflicts with his superior are acute, not chronic,
and ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules.who rapidly ends up dead or fleeing. Also compare BunnyEarsLawyer, where the traits that would hold back a Last DJ get overlooked on account of how much of an asset the character is otherwise. Also, the The traits in a Bunny Ears Lawyer are also mostly just quirks and eccentricities that may be self indulgent indulgent, as opposed to the Last DJ who is more likely to feel like he's the OnlySaneMan. Will very frequently overlap with KnightInSourArmor. Music wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics.OnlySaneMan.

Contrast LimitedAdvancementOpportunities, where characters never advance in their position because that would force the writing team to separate the cast; and LonelyAtTheTop, where characters get promoted but lose everything else in the process. See also BotheringByTheBook and ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules.
29th Dec '16 8:51:05 PM luisedgarf
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* 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 and he never worked for the editorial industry ever again.
** It didn't help he was [[OccidentalOtaku a hardcore otaku]] to the point that the CompletelyDifferentTitle trope was 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 was 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]].

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* 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 and he never worked for the editorial industry ever again.
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** It didn't help he was is [[OccidentalOtaku a hardcore otaku]] to the point that the CompletelyDifferentTitle trope was 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 was 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]].
29th Dec '16 8:37:49 PM luisedgarf
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* Sergio ''"[[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Mr. Karate]]"'' Herrera, 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 and he never worked for the editorial industry ever again.

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* Sergio ''"[[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Herrera (aka Serukun, formerly "[[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Mr. Karate]]"'' Herrera, 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 and he never worked for the editorial industry ever again.
15th Dec '16 12:21:31 AM PaulA
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* The titular knight of Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Sparhawk]]'' series originally held the hereditary position of Champion of the Royal House of Elenia... but when the king was corrupted by his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]] and a greedy [[CorruptChurch Primate]], Sparhawk refused to just go along with things. He was then forced to take on the position of glorified nursemaid for the young princess Ehlana, in hopes that he'd resign his position in humiliation. Instead, he proceeded to raise her into a [[TheHighQueen brilliant ruler]]. The king finally exiled Sparhawk, sending him to keep an eye on the heretics, in the middle of the desert half a world away. Years later, once the king has died and he is allowed to return, her DeadlyDecadentCourt quickly finds that he is not only as incorruptible as ever, but now also on ''very'' [[WifeHusbandry friendly terms]] with the highest power in the kingdom. Not to mention well-armed and more than willing to prove it to anyone who impugns the honor of [[spoiler:his wife]] the Queen Elhana, or himself.

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* The titular knight Sir Sparhawk, the protagonist of Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Sparhawk]]'' series ''Literature/TheElenium'' series, originally held the hereditary position of Champion of the Royal House of Elenia... but when the king was corrupted by his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]] and a greedy [[CorruptChurch Primate]], Sparhawk refused to just go along with things. He was then forced to take on the position of glorified nursemaid for the young princess Ehlana, in hopes that he'd resign his position in humiliation. Instead, he proceeded to raise her into a [[TheHighQueen brilliant ruler]]. The king finally exiled Sparhawk, sending him to keep an eye on the heretics, in the middle of the desert half a world away. Years later, once the king has died and he is allowed to return, her DeadlyDecadentCourt quickly finds that he is not only as incorruptible as ever, but now also on ''very'' [[WifeHusbandry friendly terms]] with the highest power in the kingdom. Not to mention well-armed and more than willing to prove it to anyone who impugns the honor of [[spoiler:his wife]] the Queen Elhana, or himself.
13th Nov '16 5:34:56 PM nombretomado
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* Jeff Gerstmann gave a very critical review of ''KaneAndLynch'' on Gamespot and was fired shortly after; it was [[{{Fanon}} presumed by many]] that the heavy amount of ''KaneAndLynch'' 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.

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* Jeff Gerstmann gave a very critical review of ''KaneAndLynch'' ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch'' on Gamespot and was fired shortly after; it was [[{{Fanon}} presumed by many]] that the heavy amount of ''KaneAndLynch'' ''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.
29th Oct '16 12:30:26 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted and parodied in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series -- [[GTARadio Lazlow]] ''thinks'' that he's this, but is really just an arrogant, [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]] {{jerkass}} who doesn't realize that he's no longer relevant, with most people treating him as a joke.

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* Subverted and parodied in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series -- [[GTARadio [[Radio/GTARadio Lazlow]] ''thinks'' that he's this, but is really just an arrogant, [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]] {{jerkass}} who doesn't realize that he's no longer relevant, with most people treating him as a joke.
15th Oct '16 5:13:54 PM Somariel
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::The Council's antipathy continues for years after this; they hold Morgan and Duncan responsible for Kelson's reluctance to accept their guidance (rather than considering their own actions may be the cause), and many of them deplore the very notion that either Morgan or Duncan could have enough merit to join their number. It's fortunate that they have another, more understanding boss in their king.

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::The **The Council's antipathy continues for years after this; they hold Morgan and Duncan responsible for Kelson's reluctance to accept their guidance (rather than considering their own actions may be the cause), and many of them deplore the very notion that either Morgan or Duncan could have enough merit to join their number. It's fortunate that they have another, more understanding boss in their king.
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