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25th Jul '16 2:01:14 AM lorgskyegon
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* Zigzagged with Chandler from ''Series/{{Friends}}''. While it's clearly stated that he works as an IT manager and his exact job is "Statistical analysis and data reconfiguration," none of the other friends know what this means or what he actually does. During the trivia contest for the big apartment, Rachel claims his job is "transponster".
16th Jul '16 12:34:43 AM Kazmahu
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* Rossweisse in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. While she serves as Rias's second [[ChessMotifs Rook]], she has no personal connection to the plot, and no Sacred Gear or other interesting powers. Averted much later, when she's finally given a focus chapter and her character and motivations are fleshed out considerably.
4th Jun '16 2:15:18 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* This topic comes up in an early dialogue within ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' when Aveline asks Varric if he actually does anything except "watch and talk." He answers that "coins flow when I talk and when I shut up. Like if you got paid to guard or unguard." When Aveline says he isn't making any sense, Varric simply replies "Good." If you're wondering what he actually does, he publishes short stories and ends up in charge of his family's businesses (though he avoids Merchant's Guild meetings if at all possible). Oh, and he may or may not have a spy network at his disposal (in Dragon Age: Inquisition, he confirms that he does have a spy network, but leaves it to Liliana because she's a much better spymaster than he is).

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* This topic comes up in an early dialogue within ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' when Aveline asks Varric if he actually does anything except "watch and talk." He answers that "coins flow when I talk and when I shut up. Like if you got paid to guard or unguard." When Aveline says he isn't making any sense, Varric simply replies "Good." If you're wondering what he actually does, he publishes short stories and ends up in charge of his family's businesses (though he avoids Merchant's Guild meetings if at all possible). Oh, and he may or may not have a spy network at his disposal (in Dragon Age: Inquisition, he confirms that he does have a spy network, but leaves it to Liliana Leliana because she's a much better spymaster than he is).
18th Apr '16 3:59:42 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': It's unclear if Mercury is Sun's assistant/gofer, if he's not and their jobs just happen to involve working with each other a lot, or if their jobs have little official overlap at all and they're just friends who talk together during the workday.
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29th Feb '16 11:47:05 AM GrammarNavi
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* For most of the first season of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'', nobody knew why Harry was on the mission. They then revealed that he was the radio link with their home planet. He eventually gets sad about this fact, since he's essentially equipment. It was frequently implied that his ''main'' function was TeamPet.

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* For most of the first season of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'', ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', nobody knew why Harry was on the mission. They then revealed that he was the radio link with their home planet. He eventually gets sad about this fact, since he's essentially equipment. It was frequently implied that his ''main'' function was TeamPet.
25th Feb '16 10:02:50 AM MsChibi
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Compare the OmnidisciplinaryScientist, who has a [=PhD=] in Everythingology and ''awesomeology'', rather than merely having to be [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything everything]] and awesome, and TheChick, who is very skilled in caring and diplomacy [[TierInducedScrappy in a world where]] ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption.

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Compare the OmnidisciplinaryScientist, who has a [=PhD=] in Everythingology and ''awesomeology'', rather than merely having to be [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything everything]] and awesome, OpenHeartDentistry for medical professionals who don't have a specialty, and TheChick, who is very skilled in caring and diplomacy [[TierInducedScrappy in a world where]] ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption.
16th Feb '16 11:12:41 AM StupendousVaccine
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* Jayne in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' is this in-universe. When Simon asks Mal what he pays Jayne for in the first episode, Mal flippantly replies "[[BlatantLies public relations]]." While it's never stated, he's basically TheHeavy and/or DumbMuscle who's not ''quite'' as dumb as he acts.

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* Jayne in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' is this in-universe. When Simon asks Mal what he pays Jayne for in the first episode, Mal flippantly replies "[[BlatantLies public relations]]." While it's never stated, he's basically TheHeavy TheBigGuy and/or DumbMuscle who's not ''quite'' as dumb as he acts.
12th Feb '16 3:40:22 PM margdean56
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[[IThoughtItMeant This is being confused for]] ''several'' other Tropes:

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[[IThoughtItMeant This is being confused for]] with]] ''several'' other Tropes:
5th Feb '16 1:09:23 AM MsChibi
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* Matt from ''Manga/DeathNote''. He's obviously employed somehow, unless Mello is supporting both of them, or his parents left him a big inheritance that he took with him when leaving Wammy's House. He has an apartment and food (even if most of it ''is'' junk food), and he has electricity and Wi-Fi, plus enough for luxuries like a {{Cyberpunk}} sofa, fairly nice clothes, [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], and a CoolCar. But when we first see him, he's just sitting there playing video games, and in all his later appearances he's doing recon work for Mello. We don't see what he was or might have been doing prior to that, though since he is shown to be an accomplished computer hacker, he is thought to have done some professional computer-hacking (either legally or not-so-legally.)

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* Matt from ''Manga/DeathNote''. He's obviously employed somehow, unless Mello is supporting both of them, or his parents left him a big inheritance that he took with him when leaving Wammy's House. He has an apartment and food (even if most of it ''is'' junk food), and he has electricity and Wi-Fi, plus enough for luxuries like a {{Cyberpunk}} sofa, fairly nice clothes, [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], and a CoolCar. But when we first see him, he's just sitting there playing video games, and in all his later appearances he's doing recon work for Mello.Mello (voluntarily, not as an employee). We don't see what he was or might have been doing prior to that, though since he is shown to be an accomplished computer hacker, he is thought to have done some professional computer-hacking (either legally or not-so-legally.)
31st Jan '16 8:54:22 PM MsChibi
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* Matt from ''Manga/DeathNote''. He's obviously employed somehow, unless Mello is supporting both of them, or his parents left him a big inheritance that he took with him when leaving Wammy's House. He has an apartment and food (even if most of it ''is'' junk food), and he has electricity and Wi-Fi, plus enough for luxuries like a {{Cyberpunk}} sofa, fairly nice clothes, [[MustHaveNicotine cigarettes by the pack]], and a CoolCar. But when we first see him, he's just sitting there playing video games, and in all his later appearances he's doing recon work for Mello. We don't see what he was or might have been doing prior to that, though since he is shown to be an accomplished computer hacker, he is thought to have done some professional computer-hacking (either legally or not-so-legally.)
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