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23rd Mar '17 5:34:57 AM Adept
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* The Akina Speed Stars of ''InitialD.'' Partly because they know that [[TheAce Takumi]] is the ''only'' person there who has any real driving skill and ''really'' didn't want to lose him, since if he leaves they can't defend their home turf from any decent racers. This was a big part of the first season, when Takumi didn't want to drive but his friends in the Akina Speed Stars convinced him. Koichiro is the only actual member who had any kind of race whatsoever. The first nearly wrecked his car, and he was completely left in the dust in the second.

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* The Akina Speed Stars of ''InitialD.''Manga/InitialD.'' Partly because they know that [[TheAce Takumi]] is the ''only'' person there who has any real driving skill and ''really'' didn't want to lose him, since if he leaves they can't defend their home turf from any decent racers. This was a big part of the first season, when Takumi didn't want to drive but his friends in the Akina Speed Stars convinced him. Koichiro is the only actual member who had any kind of race whatsoever. The first nearly wrecked his car, and he was completely left in the dust in the second.
16th Mar '17 5:53:59 AM Bissek
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* Many of the officers in ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' don't actually perform their jobs, Major Major Major Major (not a typo) actually structured his entire day around avoiding people and Yossarian is trying very hard to be The Bombardier Who Doesn't Do Anything.

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* Many of the officers in ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' don't actually perform their jobs, Major Major Major Major (not a typo) actually structured his entire day around avoiding people and Yossarian is trying very hard to be The Bombardier Who Doesn't Do Anything. Many of the chapters center around one or more senior officers spending all their time and energy on their own personal obsessions (such as parade marching, getting mentioned in the Saturday Evening Post, and the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade) rather than seeing to the smooth running of an airfield.
10th Mar '17 4:49:33 PM FF32
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* In ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'', Mike and Jay are ostensibly VCR repairmen, but they'd much rather sit around, drink beer, watch movies, and generally waste the time and money of Mr. Plinkett, who is their only client. More than a few episodes imply they don't actually know ''how'' to fix [=VCRs=], and are occasionally and [[StatusQuoIsGod briefly]] replaced by more competent workers.
8th Mar '17 11:41:05 AM nombretomado
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* Sean from ''Series/{{Mega64}}'' was initially introduced as someone who delivers Rocko and Derek e-mail from the BigBad's other [=Mega64=] test subjects, but Rocko and Derek don't answer their e-mail much throughout the series, and Sean spends most of his time instead getting involved with the episode plotlines and [[ThePlan plans.]]

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* Sean from ''Series/{{Mega64}}'' ''WebVideo/{{Mega64}}'' was initially introduced as someone who delivers Rocko and Derek e-mail from the BigBad's other [=Mega64=] test subjects, but Rocko and Derek don't answer their e-mail much throughout the series, and Sean spends most of his time instead getting involved with the episode plotlines and [[ThePlan plans.]]
5th Mar '17 2:04:01 PM rjd1922
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** Perhaps also referenced in Gordon's meetings with the [=GMan=], who alternately refers to Gordon as "Mister Freeman" and "Doctor Freeman", with audible sarcasm quotes around the latter.

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** Perhaps also referenced in Gordon's meetings with the [=GMan=], G-Man, who alternately refers to Gordon as "Mister Freeman" and "Doctor Freeman", with audible sarcasm quotes around the latter.
4th Mar '17 2:25:03 PM DKW001
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** Soun Tendo may qualify as the single biggest waste of flesh in the entire Rumiko Takahashi canon (and that's saying a lot). Not only does he have no apparent job or any other source of income (''least'' of all running that "dojo"), he's never shown any evidence that he knows the first thing about raising children or running a household. He rarely ever makes the slightest attempt to solve any of the crises that regularly plague his family, and on the few occasions he grudgingly lifts a finger, he's incredibly incompetent and only makes the situation worse (the flippin' ''King of Gambling'' completely owned him, for crying out loud).
4th Mar '17 2:16:52 PM DKW001
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* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'': The Seto Group is a yakuza family, but the most evil thing we see them do is heckle Nagasumi under their boss's orders (and ''possibly'' the mermaid equivalent of human trafficking with the yakuza-run goldfish game.)

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* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'': The Seto Group is a yakuza family, but the most evil illicit thing we see them do is heckle Nagasumi under their boss's orders (and ''possibly'' the mermaid equivalent of human trafficking with the yakuza-run goldfish game.)
1st Mar '17 10:45:58 PM JohnnyNevada
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* This was the focus of the long-running series of ads featuring the Maytag Repairman.
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1st Mar '17 9:07:31 AM Sonofstranger
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* For all the effort that Kay Faraday puts into building her entire identity around being a "[[PhantomThief Great Thief]]" and a "modern day Robin Hood" in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' (going so far as to give herself a motto), she never steals anything more valuable than people's catchphrases, Gumshoe's role as sidekick, and the contents of Edgeworth's pockets, even when it would be very useful for her to do so. She's also a 'Thief of Truth' whose main goal is to steal and expose evidence of corrupt doings, but she never makes any efforts towards ''that'' end either. Even more egregious as ''Investigations'' does ''not'' use KleptomaniacHero, with Edgeworth relying on notes/pictures/ect. In fact, [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright's]] and [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice's]] assistants (Maya Fey and Trucy Wright respectively) actually end up doing more thievery than... well, the thief.

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* For all the effort that Kay Faraday puts into building her entire identity around being a "[[PhantomThief Great Thief]]" and a "modern day Robin Hood" in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' (going so far as to give herself a motto), she never steals anything more valuable than people's catchphrases, Gumshoe's role as sidekick, [[HeyThatsMyLine Edgeworth's lines]], and the contents of Edgeworth's pockets, even when it would be very useful for her to do so. She's also a 'Thief of Truth' whose main goal is to steal and expose evidence of corrupt doings, but she never makes any efforts towards ''that'' end either. Even more egregious as ''Investigations'' does ''not'' use KleptomaniacHero, with Edgeworth relying on notes/pictures/ect. In fact, [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright's]] and [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice's]] assistants (Maya Fey and Trucy Wright respectively) actually end up doing more thievery than... well, the thief.
23rd Feb '17 5:42:11 PM gewunomox
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* Captain Feathersword, SixthRanger of ''Series/TheWiggles'', sings pirate songs and causes mischief with his crew but doesn't actually do anything very piratey. Which is just as well, what with his... feather sword.

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* Captain Feathersword, SixthRanger of ''Series/TheWiggles'', ''Music/TheWiggles'', sings pirate songs and causes mischief with his crew but doesn't actually do anything very piratey. Which is just as well, what with his... feather sword.
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