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22nd Mar '16 7:06:54 PM FordPrefect
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** On at least three occasions in the Second Doctor's run, the Doctor is told that "The Master" wants to see him (on one occasion it's the Great Intelligence, on another it's the Master of the Land of Fiction, and on the other it's Professor Maxtible). In each case he reacts with alarm. Since the Master proper hadn't been invented then, his misgivings can only be down to [[GenreSavvy his knowledge of this trope]] (in-universe, in the character's debut story, "Terror of the Autons", a Time Lord informs that the Doctor that the Master has taken to referring to himself by that title; though the Doctor knew the character before this, he is apparently unaware of the change in his moniker). After the Master proper had already been established, the Fifth Doctor, while playing cricket, was informed he played as well as "the Master", and got progressively more nervous until the other man clarified that he was talking about "the other Doctor" -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W. G. Grace]].

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** On at least three occasions in the Second Doctor's run, the Doctor is told that "The Master" wants to see him (on one occasion it's the Great Intelligence, on another it's the Master of the Land of Fiction, and on the other it's Professor Maxtible). In each case he reacts with alarm. Since the Master proper hadn't been invented then, his misgivings can only be down to [[GenreSavvy his knowledge of this trope]] (in-universe, trope]]. (In-universe, in the character's Master's debut story, story "Terror of the Autons", a Time Lord informs that the Doctor that the Master has taken to referring to himself by that title; though the Doctor knew the character before this, he is apparently unaware of the change in his moniker). After the Master proper had already been established, the Fifth Doctor, while playing cricket, was informed he played as well as "the Master", and got progressively more nervous until the other man clarified that he was talking about "the other Doctor" -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W. G. Grace]].
2nd Mar '16 2:53:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''KnockedUp'', Martin can only get out of the ''dirty man challenge'' by explicitly referring to Jason as ''The Master''.
* ''TheBraveLittleToaster'': The owner of the titular character.

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* In ''KnockedUp'', ''Film/KnockedUp'', Martin can only get out of the ''dirty man challenge'' by explicitly referring to Jason as ''The Master''.
* ''TheBraveLittleToaster'': ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'': The owner of the titular character.



* ''TheMasterAndMargarita'': One of the eponymous characters from M. Bulgakov's novel -- though this Master is not a villain, but one of the most good and kind-hearted characters in the book. He was a writer, but after his book was banned, he went out of his mind, and started to call himself "the Master" (an important note: in Russian "master" means not "lord", but something like "maestro"). He was actually given the name by his lover (that would be Margarita) who was devoted to him and his novel. His real name is never revealed, but it's implied that his skill is so great that Master is the more fitting name anyway.

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* ''TheMasterAndMargarita'': ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'': One of the eponymous characters from M. Bulgakov's novel -- though this Master is not a villain, but one of the most good and kind-hearted characters in the book. He was a writer, but after his book was banned, he went out of his mind, and started to call himself "the Master" (an important note: in Russian "master" means not "lord", but something like "maestro"). He was actually given the name by his lover (that would be Margarita) who was devoted to him and his novel. His real name is never revealed, but it's implied that his skill is so great that Master is the more fitting name anyway.



* Subverted in Marc Twain's AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt: the tittle yankee was styled ''The Boss'' by the whole Britain.

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* Subverted in Marc Twain's AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt: ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'': the tittle yankee was styled ''The Boss'' by the whole Britain.



* In ''MidsomerMurders'', ''Death in Disguise'' the Master is actually a very nice guy who wants to look after people and help them.

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* In ''MidsomerMurders'', ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', ''Death in Disguise'' the Master is actually a very nice guy who wants to look after people and help them.
29th Jan '16 5:19:41 PM nombretomado
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* The Master Hand from the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrothers'' series. [[spoiler:And, as of the Wii U and 3DS versions, [[SNKBoss Master Core]].]]

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* The Master Hand from the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrothers'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. [[spoiler:And, as of the Wii U and 3DS versions, [[SNKBoss Master Core]].]]
14th Jan '16 1:09:15 AM Adept
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* Inachika Akitani from ''TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' tends to end his introductions with "Also known as, The Master."
* Caesar Clown of ''OnePiece'' bears the nickname "Master" (also written in English in the original Japanese edition), often just shortened to "M". He's a BitchInSheepsClothing MadScientist that you just LoveToHate...

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* Inachika Akitani from ''TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' tends to end his introductions with "Also known as, The Master."
* Caesar Clown of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' bears the nickname "Master" (also written in English in the original Japanese edition), often just shortened to "M". He's a BitchInSheepsClothing MadScientist that you just LoveToHate...
29th Nov '15 12:55:59 PM WhitePhoenix5
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* In 'Series/RoadRovers, The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]

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* In 'Series/RoadRovers, ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'', The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]
29th Nov '15 12:54:07 PM WhitePhoenix5
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* In ''Series/RoadRovers", The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]

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* In ''Series/RoadRovers", 'Series/RoadRovers, The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]
29th Nov '15 12:53:49 PM WhitePhoenix5
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers", The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers", ''Series/RoadRovers", The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]
29th Nov '15 12:52:54 PM WhitePhoenix5
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{RoadRovers}}, The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{RoadRovers}}, ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers", The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]
29th Nov '15 12:52:08 PM WhitePhoenix5
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{RoadRovers}}, The Rovers' boss is called The Master, [[spoiler:but he was originally known as Professor William F. Shepherd.]]
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28th Oct '15 3:18:12 PM NoxSky12599
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* ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 2'' has "The Master", [[spoiler:the last true human being there is, with everyone else in the world being [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robots]] or [[ArtificialHuman clones]] or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs robot clones]]. He's actually very benevolent. Unfortunately, he's also [[PosthumousCharacter already dead.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 2'' has "The Master", [[spoiler:the last true human being there is, with everyone else in the world being [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robots]] or [[ArtificialHuman clones]] or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs robot clones]]. He's actually [[SubvertedTrope very benevolent. benevolent]]. Unfortunately, he's also [[PosthumousCharacter already dead.dead]].]]
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