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2nd Mar '18 5:55:45 PM Brainbin
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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]] Also, when one of his cabinet mentioned that De Gaulle seemed to have delusions of being the reincarnation of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc, Churchill only half-jokingly lamented that he couldn't have De Gaulle burned at the stake.

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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 vetoing Britain's efforts to join the [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion European Union.Economic Community]]. 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]] Also, when one of his cabinet mentioned that De Gaulle seemed to have delusions of being the reincarnation of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc, Churchill only half-jokingly lamented that he couldn't have De Gaulle burned at the stake.
26th Feb '18 6:07:32 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Andy is The Load quite often, and proud of it! In fact, he usually invokes this trope because he thinks its funny.
25th Feb '18 10:19:58 PM nombretomado
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* The main point of view character of ''Hakuoki'' is Chizuru, a young woman who becomes closely involved with the {{Shinsengumi}} during the end of the Edo period. Given the time period, it's no surprise that Chizuru has very little fighting ability, and she's painfully aware of her status as The Load; throughout the action of the VN she frets constantly over how much of a burden protecting her places on them and how little she can do to help them, especially once the Boshin War breaks out and the Shinsengumi have to leave Kyoto.

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* The main point of view character of ''Hakuoki'' is Chizuru, a young woman who becomes closely involved with the {{Shinsengumi}} UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi during the end of the Edo period. Given the time period, it's no surprise that Chizuru has very little fighting ability, and she's painfully aware of her status as The Load; throughout the action of the VN she frets constantly over how much of a burden protecting her places on them and how little she can do to help them, especially once the Boshin War breaks out and the Shinsengumi have to leave Kyoto.
31st Jan '18 2:32:48 PM chopshop
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* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' depicts [[Film/RogueOne Jyn Erso/Bria Tharen]] as a useless, [[TheMillstone terminally stupid]] NPC that the party is having to [[EscortMission escort for their quest]]. She pisses off the party's contacts, repeatedly wanders into the middle of firefights, forces the pacifist Cassian into killing to save her, [[UnfriendlyFire accidentally shoots K-2SO]] (forcing the DM to pretend she hit a different droid to prevent the game from [[OffTheRails derailing]]), and generally just gets in their way.
** Jim's character in the same campaign (Saw Gerrera/Kyle Katarn) nearly becomes this, thanks to being a near-crippled old man who [[EpicFail accidentally cut off his own legs while using a lightsaber]]. Fortunately for the party, [[spoiler:Saw ends up getting killed shortly after they meet him and Jim takes over Bria, making her at least somewhat more useful by taking her out of the DM's hands]].
26th Dec '17 1:09:20 AM mavacca
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Trinket barely ever contributes to the group's exploits in a meaningful way. On the contrary, the group frequently has to go out of it's way to make sure he isn't left behind since he's too big to fit on the flying carpet, or to save his bacon when Vex actually does send him into the fray (which she usually avoids; he could get hurt, after all!). Subverted once the "pokeball" is acquired, as Trinket can be easily carried and only come out when needed.
** Doty is even worse. It only attacked a couple of times and was quickly destroyed twice in the main story and once in the Battle Royale.



* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'',
** Valentin seems to be this to Relic Hunter guild, via going CasanovaWannabe on female players at very inappropriate moments, such 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.
** The webseries and novel version [[spoiler:show Saphir having that sentiment towards Omega Zell after he joins Justice.]]
* The "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-the-fck-up-carl Shut The Fuck Up, Carl]]" meme, or what happens when recruiters get desperate.



* LetsPlay/SimonLane, while hardly useless in the ''Jaffa Factory'' series (part of the ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''), does less work than LetsPlay/LewisBrindley or LetsPlay/DuncanJones and spends a lot of his time easily distracted, forcing them to get him back on track.



* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrg8Ycd3dYk this]] CampingEpisode of the Italian Web Series ''Insopportabilmente Donna'', Creator/TessMasazza is shown as not exactly the most useful member of the group. Partially, this is because she is CrazyPrepared to the point of having brought with her too many supplies to carry tham around comfortably.



* LetsPlay/SimonLane, while hardly useless in the ''Jaffa Factory'' series (part of the ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''), does less work than LetsPlay/LewisBrindley or LetsPlay/DuncanJones and spends a lot of his time easily distracted, forcing them to get him back on track.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'',
** Valentin seems to be this to Relic Hunter guild, via going CasanovaWannabe on female players at very inappropriate moments, such 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.
** The webseries and novel version [[spoiler:show Saphir having that sentiment towards Omega Zell after he joins Justice.]]
* The "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-the-fck-up-carl Shut The Fuck Up, Carl]]" meme, or what happens when recruiters get desperate.
* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Trinket barely ever contributes to the group's exploits in a meaningful way. On the contrary, the group frequently has to go out of it's way to make sure he isn't left behind since he's too big to fit on the flying carpet, or to save his bacon when Vex actually does send him into the fray (which she usually avoids; he could get hurt, after all!). Subverted once the "pokeball" is acquired, as Trinket can be easily carried and only come out when needed.
** Doty is even worse. It only attacked a couple of times and was quickly destroyed twice in the main story and once in the Battle Royale.
29th Oct '17 10:05:06 PM SSJMagus
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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 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]]symbol[[/note]] Also, when one of his cabinet mentioned that De Gaulle seemed to have delusions of being the reincarnation of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc, Churchill only half-jokingly lamented that he couldn't have De Gaulle burned at the stake.
3rd Oct '17 9:11:23 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} has been plagued by this in both World Wars. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI they had to prop up their allies UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}- UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} and the Ottoman Empire; in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII it was their ally UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}.
** And there's UsefulNotes/{{France}} in World War II - the French are often portrayed as incompetent, cowardly buffoons who couldn't do anything without British and American help. In fact there's a whole trope about it: CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys. But as noted on that page, the truth is a bit more complicated (and this applies to the Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Italy examples above, too).

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* UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} has been plagued by this in both World Wars. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI they had to prop up their allies ally UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}- UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} and the Ottoman Empire; UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}; in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII it was their ally UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}.
** And there's UsefulNotes/{{France}} in World War II - the French are often portrayed as incompetent, cowardly buffoons who couldn't do anything without British and American help. In fact there's a whole trope about it: CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys. But as noted on that page, the truth is a bit more complicated (and this applies to the Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire Austria-Hungary and Italy examples above, too).
26th Sep '17 8:20:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->-- '''[[TokenEvilTeammate Adder]]''', [[LampshadeHanging showing a moment of]] GenreSavvy, ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood''

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-->-- '''[[TokenEvilTeammate Adder]]''', [[LampshadeHanging showing a moment of]] GenreSavvy, ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood''
31st Aug '17 1:08:33 PM KandC
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Trinket barely ever contributes to the group's exploits in a meaningful way. On the contrary, the group frequently has to go out of it's way to make sure he isn't left behind since he's too big to fit on the flying carpet, or to save his bacon when Vex actually does send him into the fray (which she usually avoids; he could get hurt, after all!).

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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Trinket barely ever contributes to the group's exploits in a meaningful way. On the contrary, the group frequently has to go out of it's way to make sure he isn't left behind since he's too big to fit on the flying carpet, or to save his bacon when Vex actually does send him into the fray (which she usually avoids; he could get hurt, after all!). Subverted once the "pokeball" is acquired, as Trinket can be easily carried and only come out when needed.
** Doty is even worse. It only attacked a couple of times and was quickly destroyed twice in the main story and once in the Battle Royale.
28th Aug '17 5:20:21 AM StFan
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Trinket barely ever contributes to the group's exploits in a meaningful way. On the contrary, the group frequently has to go out of it's way to make sure he isn't left behind since he's too big to fit on the flying carpet, or to save his bacon when Vex actually does send him into the fray (which she usually avoids; he could get hurt, after all!).



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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Trinket barely ever contributes to the group's exploits in a meaningful way. On the contrary, the group frequently has to go out of it's way to make sure he isn't left behind since he's too big to fit on the flying carpet, or to save his bacon when Vex actually does send him into the fray (which she usually avoids; he could get hurt, after all!).
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