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18th Jun '17 7:37:35 AM Xoorligan
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** Aunt May is such a load in sixties comics, it's frankly bizarre. This isn't helped by her tendency of referring to "that awful Spider-Man," and her belief that Otto Octavius is a polite and charming man -- while he's holding her hostage and Peter is trying to rescue her. Aunt May is a bit different from the usual instances. She isn't insisting on following Spider-Man around, for example, or trying to hang out with him. She's a Load, but she's ''Peter's'' Load, not Spider-Man's -- and with the number of times Peter's had move back in with her, he's probably Aunt May's Load too. She's such a Load that everyone worries about her well-being when her nephew is a superhero... but not because she's so ridiculously old. And then... then there was ComicBook/OneMoreDay. Aunt May became such a Load that Peter Parker lost his marriage in a literal DealWithTheDevil just to keep her from dying ([[IdiotHero thanks to circumstances Peter brought upon her himself]]). In a subsequent storyline, she unknowingly dates a supervillain, but [[TheChrisCarterEffect nothing could have ever come out of it]] because we had already seen reality itself get altered for the sake of her not dying.

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** Aunt May is such a load in sixties comics, it's frankly bizarre. This isn't helped by her tendency of referring to "that awful Spider-Man," and her belief that Otto Octavius is a polite and charming man -- while he's holding her hostage and Peter is trying to rescue her. Aunt May is a bit different from the usual instances. She isn't insisting on following Spider-Man around, for example, or trying to hang out with him. She's a Load, but she's ''Peter's'' Load, not Spider-Man's -- and with the number of times Peter's had move back in with her, he's probably Aunt May's Load too. She's such a Load that everyone worries about her well-being when her nephew is a superhero... but not because she's so ridiculously old. And then... then there was ComicBook/OneMoreDay. Aunt May became such a Load that Peter Parker lost his marriage in a literal DealWithTheDevil just to keep her from dying ([[IdiotHero thanks to circumstances Peter brought upon her himself]]). In a subsequent storyline, she unknowingly dates a supervillain, but [[TheChrisCarterEffect [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt nothing could have ever come out of it]] because we had already seen reality itself get altered for the sake of her not dying.
17th Jun '17 6:14:56 PM Nin10DillN64
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** Valentin seems to be this to Relic Hunter guild, via going CasanovaWannabe on female players at very inappropriate moments, such a the middle of a fight. His actual talent in battle in unknown, but the webseries version has him beaten offscreen by one of the protagonists and resort to running away when two of his magic-using guildmates basically become PeoplePuppets and start attacking him.

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** Valentin seems to be this to Relic Hunter guild, via going CasanovaWannabe on female players at very inappropriate moments, such a as in the middle of a fight. His actual talent in battle in unknown, but the webseries version has him beaten offscreen by one of the protagonists and resort to running away when two of his magic-using guildmates basically become PeoplePuppets and start attacking him.



*** Played ''absolutely'' straight, however, by [[GeneralFailure Charles]] [[ItsAllAboutMe De]] [[UngratefulBastard Gaulle]], an ''unbelievably'' arrogant buffoon who focused more on jockeying for political power than aiding the war effort ''despite France being occupied at the time'', radioed news about D-day to french resistance fighters to bolster morale ''after the Allies spent downright herculean efforts to obfuscate the exact date of the invasion'', and even having the audacity to claim that [[BlatantLies France liberated itself]]. Post-war, De Gaulle set about sabotaging NATO, securing France special treatment, and attacking the Anglophone world however he can, such as rousing separatism in Quebec and repeatedly sabotaging Britain's efforts to join the European Union. Not for nothing did Churchill say "The heaviest cross I have to bear is the Cross of Lorraine".[[note]]The Cross of Lorraine being the french resistance's symbol[[/note]]
* A popular acronym for South East Asian command in WW2 was Save England's Asian Colonies.

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*** Played ''absolutely'' straight, however, by [[GeneralFailure Charles]] [[ItsAllAboutMe De]] [[UngratefulBastard Gaulle]], an ''unbelievably'' arrogant buffoon who focused more on jockeying for political power than aiding the war effort ''despite France being occupied at the time'', radioed news about D-day to french French resistance fighters to bolster morale ''after the Allies spent downright herculean efforts to obfuscate the exact date of the invasion'', and even having the audacity to claim that [[BlatantLies France liberated itself]]. Post-war, De Gaulle set about sabotaging NATO, securing France special treatment, and attacking the Anglophone world however he can, such as rousing separatism in Quebec and repeatedly sabotaging Britain's efforts to join the European Union. Not for nothing did Churchill say "The heaviest cross I have to bear is the Cross of Lorraine".[[note]]The Cross of Lorraine being the french French resistance's symbol[[/note]]
* A popular acronym for South East Asian command Asia Command in WW2 was Save England's Asian Colonies.
9th Jun '17 5:41:07 PM Az_Tech341
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* Remoras, a taxon of bony fishes which specialize in adhering to larger sea creatures' bodies, have often been considered TheLoad for the animals they attach themselves to. Subverted by some remora species, which pick parasites or dead skin cells from the bigger animals from which they hitch rides.

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* Remoras, a taxon of bony fishes which specialize in adhering to larger sea creatures' bodies, have often been considered TheLoad for the animals they attach themselves to. Subverted {{Subverted|Trope}} by some remora species, which pick parasites or dead skin cells from the bigger animals from which they hitch rides.
9th Jun '17 4:41:14 AM Sharlee
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* Remoras, a taxon of bony fishes which specialize in adhering to larger sea creatures' bodies, have often been considered TheLoad for the animals they attach themselves to. Subverted by some remora species, which pick parasites or dead skin cells from the bigger animals from which they hitch rides.
1st Jun '17 4:54:21 PM Giantsgiants
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* Easily applicable to those people on group projects for school or work who don't contribute anything. Sometimes, they might not even know a single thing about the task at hand.
14th Apr '17 5:39:54 AM StFan
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* [[TheLoad/LiveActionFilms Films - Live Action]]

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* Mary West, the mother of [[TheFlash Wally West]], became a particularly notable Load during his early years as the Flash. What are her Load bonafides? Start with the fact that she treats her twenty-something son (with ''years'' of superheroing experience) like a fourteen-year-old. This leads her to beg Wally ''not'' to help people, and basically act unwilling to let Wally out the door at all. She also behaves like a shrill banshee regarding Wally's girlfriends, calling them gold-diggers - even when Wally is dirt poor! She manages to get herself into various dangers due to her own wanderlusts, and she also blindly sets up several dangerous situations by telephoning the villains and giving up important information because "they seemed nice". Readers undoubtedly cheered when [[PutOnABus she married a European secret agent]]; you can have her, buddy.

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* Mary West, the mother of [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]], became a particularly notable Load during his early years as the Flash. What are her Load bonafides? Start with the fact that she treats her twenty-something son (with ''years'' of superheroing experience) like a fourteen-year-old. This leads her to beg Wally ''not'' to help people, and basically act unwilling to let Wally out the door at all. She also behaves like a shrill banshee regarding Wally's girlfriends, calling them gold-diggers - -- even when Wally is dirt poor! She manages to get herself into various dangers due to her own wanderlusts, and she also blindly sets up several dangerous situations by telephoning the villains and giving up important information because "they seemed nice". Readers undoubtedly cheered when [[PutOnABus she married a European secret agent]]; you can have her, buddy.



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* ComicBook/LuckyLuke: No example is better suited for this trope than Rantanplan. He is a total moron who never quite understands what's going on, fancies himself a heroic hound but is too easily distracted and contributes nothing but trouble for Lucky Luke. In the videogames the player even has to avoid shooting him, while in a fight with dangerous villains. It is no surprise that Jolly dislikes his company. A few times he saved the day without realising it and completely by accident.

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* ComicBook/LuckyLuke: No example is better suited for this trope than Rantanplan. He is a total moron who never quite understands what's going on, fancies himself a heroic hound but is too easily distracted and contributes nothing but trouble for Lucky Luke. In the videogames video games the player even has to avoid shooting him, while in a fight with dangerous villains. It is no surprise that Jolly Jumper dislikes his company. A few times he times, Rantanplan saved the day without realising realizing it and completely by accident.






* Po in WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 is a literal example. He is a capable kung fu master and can direct the members of the Furious Five in battle fairly well. However his [[MightyGlacier mobility]] is so poor that he is often literally thrown and carried around by his much quicker comrades.

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* Po in WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is a literal example. He is a capable kung fu master and can direct the members of the Furious Five in battle fairly well. However his [[MightyGlacier mobility]] is so poor that he is often literally thrown and carried around by his much quicker comrades.



** In the pilot movie for ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', the Aliens are shown to be loyal and competent engineers under normal circumstances. But once the artifact that powers their species' HiveMind is stolen, they can hardly function.



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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. In early editions, amongst the many scrappy mechanics - a big one was how experience points were alloted. Besides completing the quest or dungeon, the vast majority of your experience came from being conscious in a fight. That's it...there is no bonus or penalty to whether you do anything in a battle. This leads to some players becoming the Load. They would go picking their butts or jerking off in a safe corner and earn thousands of xp, while someone who fights in 90% of the battle but is unlucky enough to get knocked out will get 0 xp. To top it off, there was an experience reward earned from finding loot too so the Load would get that as well while the unconscious participant might not if the party doesn't give him or her a share while they're still knocked out.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. In early editions, amongst the many scrappy mechanics - -- a big one was how experience points were alloted.allotted. Besides completing the quest or dungeon, the vast majority of your experience came from being conscious in a fight. That's it... there is no bonus or penalty to whether you do anything in a battle. This leads to some players becoming the Load. They would go picking their butts or jerking off in a safe corner and earn thousands of xp, while someone who fights in 90% of the battle but is unlucky enough to get knocked out will get 0 xp. To top it off, there was an experience reward earned from finding loot too so the Load would get that as well while the unconscious participant might not if the party doesn't give him or her a share while they're still knocked out.
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* Bogey in ''WebComic/KidRadd'', who, being a OneHitPointWonder who can only attack by [[CollisionDamage walking into people]], is outclassed by nearly everyone else. He knows it, too, frequently angsting over his general uselessness, which eventually [[spoiler: causes him to perform a HeroicSacrifice to give Radd his power-up before he gets killed by the FinalBoss.]]

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* Bogey in ''WebComic/KidRadd'', ''Webcomic/KidRadd'', who, being a OneHitPointWonder who can only attack by [[CollisionDamage walking into people]], is outclassed by nearly everyone else. He knows it, too, frequently angsting over his general uselessness, which eventually [[spoiler: causes him to perform a HeroicSacrifice to give Radd his power-up before he gets killed by the FinalBoss.]]
8th Mar '17 4:20:20 PM Az_Tech341
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*** Played ''absolutely'' straight, however, by [[GeneralFailure Charles]] [[ItsAllAboutMe De]] [[UngratefulBastard Gaulle]], an ''unbelievably'' arrogant buffoon who focused more on jockeying for political power than aiding the war effort ''despite France being occupied at the time'', radioed news about D-day to french resistance fighters to bolster morale ''after the Allies spent downright herculean efforts to obfuscate the exact date of the invasion'', and even having the audacity to claim that [[BlatantLies France liberated itself]]. Post-war, De Gaulle set about sabotaging NATO, securing france special treatment, and attacking the Anglophone world however he can, such as rousing separatism in Quebec and repeatedly sabotaging Britain's efforts to join the European Union. Not for nothing did Churchill say "The heaviest cross I have to bear is the Cross of Lorraine".[[note]]The Cross of Lorraine being the french resistance's symbol[[/note]]

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*** Played ''absolutely'' straight, however, by [[GeneralFailure Charles]] [[ItsAllAboutMe De]] [[UngratefulBastard Gaulle]], an ''unbelievably'' arrogant buffoon who focused more on jockeying for political power than aiding the war effort ''despite France being occupied at the time'', radioed news about D-day to french resistance fighters to bolster morale ''after the Allies spent downright herculean efforts to obfuscate the exact date of the invasion'', and even having the audacity to claim that [[BlatantLies France liberated itself]]. Post-war, De Gaulle set about sabotaging NATO, securing france France special treatment, and attacking the Anglophone world however he can, such as rousing separatism in Quebec and repeatedly sabotaging Britain's efforts to join the European Union. Not for nothing did Churchill say "The heaviest cross I have to bear is the Cross of Lorraine".[[note]]The Cross of Lorraine being the french resistance's symbol[[/note]]
8th Mar '17 12:20:36 AM DarthWalrus
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*** Played ''absolutely'' straight, however, by [[GeneralFailure Charles]] [[ItsAllAboutMe De]] [[UngratefulBastard Gaulle]], an ''unbelievably'' arrogant buffoon who focused more on jockeying for political power than aiding the war effort ''despite France being occupied at the time'', radioed news about D-day to french resistance fighters to bolster morale ''after the Allies spent downright herculean efforts to obfuscate the exact date of the invasion'', and even having the audacity to claim that [[BlatantLies France liberated itself]]. Post-war, De Gaulle set about sabotaging NATO, securing france special treatment, and attacking the Anglophone world however he can, such as rousing separatism in Quebec and repeatedly sabotaging Britain's efforts to join the European Union. Not for nothing did Churchill say "The heaviest cross I have to bear is the Cross of Lorraine".[[note]]The Cross of Lorraine being the french resistance's symbol[[/note]]
14th Jan '17 7:41:57 PM MiddleEighth
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* At one point in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the narration mentions that outworlders have started to refer to Ringo as “the Load,” because he's never seen to do anything except cower next to John. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Hoo boy, are they wrong.]]



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* At one point in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the narration mentions that outworlders have started to refer to Ringo as “the Load,” because he's never seen to do anything except cower next to John. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Hoo boy, are ''they'' wrong.]]
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* At one point in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the narration mentions that outworlders have started to refer to Ringo as “the Load,” because he's never seen to do anything except cower next to John. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Hoo boy, are ''they'' wrong.]]
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14th Jan '17 7:40:37 PM MiddleEighth
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*At one point in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the narration mentions that outworlders have started to refer to Ringo as “the Load,” because he's never seen to do anything except cower next to John. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Hoo boy, are ''they'' wrong.]]
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