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* The cruel greedy aadvark Cyril Sneer in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.

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* The cruel greedy aadvark Aardvark Cyril Sneer in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.
28th Jan '17 7:06:02 PM Luppercus
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* The cruel greedy aadvark Cyril Sneer in 'WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.

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* The cruel greedy aadvark Cyril Sneer in 'WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.
28th Jan '17 7:05:03 PM Luppercus
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* The cruel greedy aadvark Cyril Sneer in 'WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.
7th Jan '17 7:57:39 AM Luppercus
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* Episode "You Can't Take It With You" of The Real Ghostbusters has a rich man so miser that knowing he was about to die of old age wanted to take all his money to the After Life opening a doorway to the spirit world, even if that causes the spirits to enter the realm of the livings.

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* Episode "You Can't Take It With You" of The Real Ghostbusters ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has a rich man so miser that knowing he was about to die of old age wanted to take all his money to the After Life opening a doorway to the spirit world, even if that causes the spirits to enter the realm of the livings.
7th Jan '17 7:56:59 AM Luppercus
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* Episode "You Can't Take It With You" of The Real Ghostbusters has a rich man so miser that knowing he was about to die of old age wanted to take all his money to the After Life opening a doorway to the spirit world, even if that causes the spirits to enter the realm of the livings.
3rd Jan '17 2:48:07 PM Luppercus
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* ComicBook/{{Condorito}} has Don Máximo Tacaño (his name in Spanish mean Mr. Maximum Miser). All his jokes are greed-related.

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* ComicBook/{{Condorito}} ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' has Don Máximo Tacaño (his name in Spanish mean means Mr. Maximum Miser). All his jokes are greed-related.



* Manolito in ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} even when he's just a little boy he's already a miser.

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* Manolito in ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'' even when he's just a little boy he's already a miser.
3rd Jan '17 2:47:14 PM Luppercus
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* Manolito in ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} even when he's just a little boy he's already a miser.

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* Manolito in ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} even when he's just a little boy he's already a miser.



* Manolito in ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} even when he's just a little boy he's already a miser.



* Gruncle Stan in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is shown to be like this. Although he is greedy because [[spoiler:he wants to bring his brother back from another dimension and need money to survive in the meantime.]]

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* Gruncle Stan in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is shown to be like this. Although he is greedy because [[spoiler:he wants to bring his brother back from another dimension AnotherDimension and need money to survive in the meantime.]]
3rd Jan '17 2:46:28 PM Luppercus
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* ComicBook/{{Condorito}} has Don Máximo Tacaño (his name in Spanish mean Mr. Maximum Miser). All his jokes are greed-related.
* Manolito in ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}} even when he's just a little boy he's already a miser.


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* Obviously Scrooge [=McDuck=] in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
* Gruncle Stan in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is shown to be like this. Although he is greedy because [[spoiler:he wants to bring his brother back from another dimension and need money to survive in the meantime.]]
11th Nov '16 4:55:17 AM StFan
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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] from the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, pictured above, is as big a skinflint as his namesake from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''... though that doesn't mean he's not an admirable member of the NonIdleRich. For bonus points, the picture is from ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'', in which Scrooge [=McDuck=] plays Ebenezer Scrooge, so you get twice the Scrooge in one.

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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse:
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Scrooge [=McDuck=] from the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, [=McDuck=], pictured above, is as big a skinflint as his namesake from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''... though that doesn't mean he's not an admirable member of the NonIdleRich. For bonus points, the picture is from ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'', in which Scrooge [=McDuck=] plays Ebenezer Scrooge, so you get twice the Scrooge in one.



** Averted by Scrooge's ''other'' archenemy (mostly featured on the comics), John D. Rockerduck. While not an Evil Counterpart (he's pretty moral), his philosophy is 'buying the best money can buy.' This sometimes helps John and other times he goes too far.

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** Averted by Scrooge's ''other'' archenemy (mostly featured on the comics), John D. Rockerduck. While not an Evil Counterpart (he's pretty moral), his philosophy is 'buying "buying the best money can buy.' " This sometimes helps John and other times he goes too far.



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* In ''Film/TradingPlaces'', Randolph and Mortimer Duke, despite being multi-millionaires, hand out "Christmas bonuses" of $5 to their employees and make wagers that ruin other people's lives all over a stake of $1.
* Mister Potter, from ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TopCatTheMovie'': After becoming Chief of Police, Lou Strickland fires all police officers and replaces them with robots except for Officer Dibble, who's allowed to keep his job because Dibble and Strickland share birthdays and Strickland doesn't want to pay for the party.
* Paul-Louis Courier in ''La Ferme des Sept Péchés'', at least in the servants' memories.

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* The title character of Bill Hoest's ''Agatha Crumm'' was a rare female example of this.
* In ''Film/TradingPlaces'', Randolph ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's Dad likes to tease Calvin like this. Notably by suggesting they get a Christmas Tree at New Year's by picking up one sitting by the trash. Since it may still have tinsel on, they'll save money and Mortimer Duke, despite being multi-millionaires, hand out "Christmas bonuses" of $5 time on decorations.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Roger can be notoriously cheap. He tips the paperboy five cents a month (and then fails
to their employees realize why the guy never hits the front steps). He once offered to pay Peter five cents a hole for caddying at golf, and make wagers that ruin other people's lives all over another time a stake of $1.
* Mister Potter, from ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TopCatTheMovie'': After becoming Chief of Police, Lou Strickland fires all police officers and replaces them with robots except
dollar for Officer Dibble, who's allowed to keep his job mowing the lawn (which took six hours, because Dibble and Strickland share birthdays and Strickland doesn't want to pay for the party.
* Paul-Louis Courier in ''La Ferme des Sept Péchés'', at least in the servants' memories.
they still have a manual lawnmower).



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* ''WesternAnimation/TopCatTheMovie'': After becoming Chief of Police, Lou Strickland fires all police officers and replaces them with robots except for Officer Dibble, who's allowed to keep his job because Dibble and Strickland share birthdays and Strickland doesn't want to pay for the party.
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* In ''Film/TradingPlaces'', Randolph and Mortimer Duke, despite being multi-millionaires, hand out "Christmas bonuses" of $5 to their employees and make wagers that ruin other people's lives all over a stake of $1.
%%* Mister Potter, from ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* Paul-Louis Courier in ''La Ferme des Sept Péchés'', at least in the servants' memories.
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* [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]] is incredibly wealthy (having obtained it through multiple unscrupulous means,) but instead chooses to live in squalor with his possible son/bar janitor Charlie, only ever spending money on schemes that will make him more money or to spite someone he dislikes. This is lampshaded in the ChristmasSpecial when his children try to show him how horrible of a person he is (so that he will actually give them gifts) by tracking down his former business partner to portray the Ghosts of Christmas.
* Averted, by of all people, Jack Benny from Radio/TheJackBennyShow. Jack may be cheap, but he buys Christmas presents for his employees, and lives in quite a nice house. In a New Years episode, he is shown in top hat and tails about to take his date out on the town!
* Alan on ''TwoAndAHalfMen''. Usually he is just portrayed as being broke from his divorce and bad at making financial decisions, but a couple of episodes have shown that he does actually have quite a bit of money saved up, he'd rather just mooch off Charlie.

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* [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Frank Reynolds]] Reynolds is incredibly wealthy (having obtained it through multiple unscrupulous means,) but instead chooses to live in squalor with his possible son/bar janitor Charlie, only ever spending money on schemes that will make him more money or to spite someone he dislikes. This is lampshaded in the ChristmasSpecial when his children try to show him how horrible of a person he is (so that he will actually give them gifts) by tracking down his former business partner to portray the Ghosts of Christmas.
* Averted, by of all people, Jack Benny from Radio/TheJackBennyShow.''Radio/TheJackBennyShow''. Jack may be cheap, but he buys Christmas presents for his employees, and lives in quite a nice house. In a New Years episode, he is shown in top hat and tails about to take his date out on the town!
* Alan on ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Usually he is just portrayed as being broke from his divorce and bad at making financial decisions, but a couple of episodes have shown that he does actually have quite a bit of money saved up, he'd rather just mooch off Charlie.



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* The title character of Bill Hoest's ''Agatha Crumm'' was a rare female example of this.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's Dad likes to tease Calvin like this. Notably by suggesting they get a Christmas Tree at New Year's by picking up one sitting by the trash. Since it may still have tinsel on, they'll save money and time on decorations.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Roger can be notoriously cheap. He tips the paperboy five cents a month (and then fails to realize why the guy never hits the front steps). He once offered to pay Peter five cents a hole for caddying at golf, and another time a dollar for mowing the lawn (which took six hours, because they still have a manual lawnmower).
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* Marcus Kincaid of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''. Would rather shoot you than give you a refund, and in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', he gives the wrong change to a customer and sends you on a mission to get the excess change back. How much change? ''Nine dollars''. (and this is for a sale where he conned the guy out of ''two million'' dollars!) He pays you tons of money to get his nine dollars back, but that's business. He also sends you on a mission to reclaim refund checks he wrote while drunk before they're sent.
** GameplayAndStoryIntegration: towards the end of the second game, you can go around and speak to many of the other characters before facing Handsome Jack. Each will encourage you, and give you a useful item to aid you. [[PetTheDog This includes Marcus]], who doesn't just want you to win because Jack is bad for his business, but because he's a "greedy murdering sonofabitch who needs to die screaming". He then gives you an assault rifle...[[HypocriticalHeartwarming several levels lower in power than what everyone else gives you]].

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* Marcus Kincaid of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''. Would rather shoot you than give you a refund, and in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', he gives the wrong change to a customer and sends you on a mission to get the excess change back. How much change? ''Nine dollars''. (and this is for a sale where he conned the guy out of ''two million'' dollars!) He pays you tons of money to get his nine dollars back, but that's business. He also sends you on a mission to reclaim refund checks he wrote while drunk before they're sent.
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GameplayAndStoryIntegration: towards the end of the second game, you can go around and speak to many of the other characters before facing Handsome Jack. Each will encourage you, and give you a useful item to aid you. [[PetTheDog This includes Marcus]], who doesn't just want you to win because Jack is bad for his business, but because he's a "greedy murdering sonofabitch who needs to die screaming". He then gives you an assault rifle... [[HypocriticalHeartwarming several levels lower in power than what everyone else gives you]].



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* Gaea from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' gets lots of money and precious items from her ManipulativeBastard activities, doesn't contribute to her guild's common fund and acts as if she were in PerpetualPoverty, including using the guild's fund for her own expenses.



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* Gaea from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' gets lots of money and precious items from her ManipulativeBastard activities, doesn't contribute to her guild's common fund and acts as if she were in PerpetualPoverty, including using the guild's fund for her own expenses.
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* Charles Montgomery Burns, from ''TheSimpsons'', is the very definition of this trope.
--> '''Mr Burns:''' Anybody have change for a button?
* Mister Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is a miser with a heart of... well, not gold, but certainly bronze...
** Possibly tin. Or some other metal common enough to make pawning it off not quite worth the effort.

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* Charles Montgomery Burns, from ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is the very definition of this trope.
--> '''Mr -->'''Mr Burns:''' Anybody have change for a button?
* Mister Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is a miser with a heart of... well, not gold, but certainly bronze...
** Possibly
bronze... possibly tin. Or some other metal common enough to make pawning it off not quite worth the effort.



15th Oct '16 4:15:34 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* Hetty Green, thought to have been the richest woman in the world at the time of her death in 1916, and the first woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street, is considered to be one of the biggest misers in American history. Despite being worth over $200 million (that's $3.8 billion in 2009 dollars), she refused to heat her home because she hated to "waste money on frivolities", owned only one dress at a time (and only replaced it when it wore out beyond the ability to sew back together), and lived in pain most of her life because she refused to spend $150 on a hernia operation. She lived almost exclusively on cold oatmeal, being too thrifty to heat it. When her son Ned broke his leg as a child, Mrs. Green tried to have him admitted to a free clinic for the poor. Mythic accounts have her storming away after being recognized; her biographer Charles Slack says that she paid her bill and took her son to other doctors. His leg did not heal properly and, after years of treatment, it had to be amputated.

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* Hetty Green, thought to have been the richest woman in the world at the time of her death in 1916, and the first woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street, is considered to be one of the biggest misers in American history. Despite being worth over $200 million (that's $3.8 $4.4 billion in 2009 2016 dollars), she refused to heat her home because she hated to "waste money on frivolities", owned only one dress at a time (and only replaced it when it wore out beyond the ability to sew back together), and lived in pain most of her life because she refused to spend $150 on a hernia operation. She lived almost exclusively on cold oatmeal, being too thrifty to heat it. When her son Ned broke his leg as a child, Mrs. Green tried to have him admitted to a free clinic for the poor. Mythic accounts have her storming away after being recognized; her biographer Charles Slack says that she paid her bill and took her son to other doctors. His leg did not heal properly and, after years of treatment, it had to be amputated.
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