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21st Jul '17 4:35:11 AM TheKingsRaven
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Traditionally, misers are portrayed in media as grasping, penny-pinching people who live in squalor and who never spend money despite being quite wealthy. Some are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]], some are [[LoanShark loan sharks]], moneylenders and {{Morally Bankrupt Banker}}s, some are pawnbrokers, some are [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]]... but regardless of how they made their money, the Scrooge is sitting on a pile of it. But getting him to spend it is... problematic to say the least.

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Traditionally, misers are portrayed in media as grasping, penny-pinching people who live in squalor and who never spend money despite being quite wealthy. Some are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]], some are [[LoanShark loan sharks]], moneylenders and {{Morally Bankrupt Banker}}s, some are pawnbrokers, some are [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]]... but regardless of how they made their money, the Scrooge is sitting on a pile of it. But getting him to spend it is... problematic difficult to say the least.
17th Jul '17 7:49:44 PM PaulA
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* In ''Wolf's Brother'' by Megan Lindholm, the wedding gifts from the richer members of the tribe were far less generous than the poorer members.

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* In ''Wolf's Brother'' by Megan Lindholm, Creator/MeganLindholm, the wedding gifts from the richer members of the tribe were far less generous than the poorer members.
14th Jul '17 7:38:38 PM Gamermaster
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** ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' shows that being a tightwad runs in the family. When the McDuck ancestors take a peek at Scrooge's future and learn that he'll go down in history as one of the most infamous orders, they ''celebrate.'' His ancestor Sir Eider McDuck lost a battle because he tried paying his entire army only 30 copper pieces for all and they deserted him. He also didn't buy his archers arrows because he felt it was too much of an expense.

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** ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' shows that being a tightwad runs in the family. When the McDuck [=McDuck=] ancestors take a peek at Scrooge's future and learn that he'll go down in history as one of the most infamous orders, they ''celebrate.'' His ancestor Sir Eider McDuck [=McDuck=] lost a battle because he tried paying his entire army only 30 copper pieces for all and they deserted him. He also didn't buy his archers arrows because he felt it was too much of an expense.
19th Jun '17 3:18:52 PM Lawman592
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The Scrooge is a clear [[EmbodimentOfVice embodiment of greed]]. Sometimes overlaps with GrumpyOldMan. See also MrViceGuy, a trope that heroic-leaning Scrooges also qualify as, and MiserAdvisor. One of these will also partake in CuttingCorners to save money. May also suffer from LovesOnlyGold.

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The Scrooge is a clear [[EmbodimentOfVice embodiment of greed]]. Sometimes overlaps with GrumpyOldMan. GrumpyOldMan and is a sub-trope of AffluentAscetic. See also MrViceGuy, a trope that heroic-leaning Scrooges also qualify as, and MiserAdvisor. One of these will also partake in CuttingCorners to save money. May also suffer from LovesOnlyGold.
13th Jun '17 5:55:09 PM bombadil211
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* 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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* 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, golf (resulting in Peter angrily confronting his own father with a golf club), and another time a dollar for mowing the lawn (which took six hours, because they still have a manual lawnmower).
28th May '17 4:49:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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 $4.4 billion in 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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* 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 $4.4 billion in 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.
28th May '17 4:45:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Obviously Scrooge [=McDuck=] in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.

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* Obviously Scrooge [=McDuck=] in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. His rival Flintheart Glomgold is even worse.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' had an uncle named Scrooge like this, although while clearly a miserly old curmudgeon, he was presented somewhat contradictory. To emphasize he was a miser, he reused sugar cubes, and clubbed his hapless butler for wasting them, but on the other hand, he seemed to spend a lot more on home security than even the typical Scrooge, having a moat full of alligators to keep annoying relatives away. (His poor butler had to rescue him from said moat several times in his efforts to keep Woody out, to the point where he went nuts and quit [[DrivenToSuicide before throwing himself to them]].)
16th May '17 6:13:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Episode "You Can't Take It With You" of ''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.
* The cruel greedy Aardvark Cyril Sneer in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.

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* Episode The villain in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "You Can't Take It With You" of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has is a miserly old billionaire who had built a device that would send his wealth to the afterlife, in effect, allowing him to take it with him. ("I didn't spend my whole life becoming rich man so miser that just to leave it all to charity!" he rants.) Naturally, he doesn't give a damn about the adverse effects the device will have on the environment; and this isn't a case of a villain just not knowing it's dangerous either, he made sure that he was about to die of old age wanted to take all his money to well protected. When the After Life opening a doorway to the spirit world, even if that machine causes an endless mob of ghosts to spill out and Egon discovers that it will cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, the spirits heroes are forced to enter the realm of the livings.
confront him and fool him into taking himself out.
* The cruel greedy Aardvark aardvark Cyril Sneer in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' lives to embody this trope.trope, although he mellowed a little as the show progressed.
6th May '17 1:36:03 PM cybertoy0
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** ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' shows that being a tightwad runs in the family. When the McDuck ancestors take a peek at Scrooge's future and learn that he'll go down in history as one of the most infamous orders, they ''celebrate.'' His ancestor Sir Eider McDuck lost a battle because he tried paying his entire army only 30 copper pieces for all and they deserted him. He also didn't buy his archers arrows because he felt it was too much of an expense.
5th Mar '17 5:26:57 PM nombretomado
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* Another comedy example is Fred Mertz from ''ILoveLucy''.

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* Another comedy example is Fred Mertz from ''ILoveLucy''.''Series/ILoveLucy''.
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