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8th Feb '18 11:59:29 PM Argon2
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* Winterfae of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are a dark example. They're bound to fight in an EndlessWar against an EldritchAbomination that often corrupts their allies into traitorous OmnicidalManiacs, so when it isn't around they let off steam by abusing humans. Their queen is more self-aware, but no less entitled, seeing it as a NecessaryEvil that her people deserve.
21st Nov '17 11:19:54 AM AndyLA
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* Surprisingly, Xander Harris in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=30534 The Passing of the Shades of Black]]''. Off the clock, he's still the same lovable goofball as canon. On the clock, anything that doesn't pertain to the mission or his comrades' safety gets passing acknowledgment at most. Best shown when he has to help a pair of bounty hunters stake out an alien strip club/brothel for a couple of bounties; he gives the working girls a glance to make sure they're not the target before moving on and ignores the manager's attempts to goad him with insults to his experience and age.

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* Surprisingly, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris Harris]] in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=30534 The Passing of the Shades of Black]]''. Off the clock, he's still the same lovable goofball as canon. On the clock, anything that doesn't pertain to the mission or his comrades' safety gets passing acknowledgment at most. Best shown when he has to help a pair of bounty hunters stake out an alien strip club/brothel for a couple of bounties; he gives the working girls a glance to make sure they're not the target before moving on and ignores the manager's attempts to goad him with insults to his experience and age.
27th Oct '17 2:34:42 PM TheFellMind
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** More outgoing engineering students tend to be this way as well, especially those who run their faculty or department's student societies, pulling through difficult coursework and then cutting loose with abandon as soon as they have the opportunity. There is a very solid basis for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godiva%27s_Hymn the Engineers' Hymn]], of course.
19th Oct '17 9:03:03 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In contrast to [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob most versions]] of Bruce Wayne, his Franchise/{{DCAU}} version openly takes an active interest in running his company. But that doesn't mean he's not still a MillionairePlayboy in his free time.
3rd Oct '17 3:24:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse of novels, there was a temporary security chief on the ''Enterprise'' who embodied this trope: a total hard-ass with his staff on-duty, but off-duty he parties with them in the lounge, and as a result, their loyalty to him is absolute.

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* In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse of novels, there was a temporary security chief on the ''Enterprise'' who embodied this trope: a total hard-ass with his staff on-duty, but off-duty he parties with them in the lounge, and as a result, their loyalty to him is absolute.
22nd Aug '17 11:30:02 AM TheSinful
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* Surprisingly, Xander Harris in ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/story.php?no=30534 The Passing of the Shades of Black]]''. Off the clock, he's still the same lovable goofball as canon. On the clock, anything that doesn't pertain to the mission or his comrades' safety gets passing acknowledgment at most. Best shown when he has to help a pair of bounty hunters stake out an alien strip club/brothel for a couple of bounties; he gives the working girls a glance to make sure they're not the target before moving on and ignores the manager's attempts to goad him with insults to his experience and age.
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1st Dec '16 6:49:31 AM Morgenthaler
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TruthInTelevision here, as relaxing and having fun is good way to keep stress levels down. Being social is also a good way to find employment and learn from others, so a complete workaholic is pretty tough to find in RealLife. There's also the fact that most people ''enjoy'' having fun and relaxing but need to work to earn money. Frequently this is the other side to characters like TheReliableOne.

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TruthInTelevision here, as relaxing and having fun is good way to keep stress levels down. Being social is also a good way to find employment and learn from others, so a complete workaholic is pretty tough to find in RealLife. There's also the fact that most people ''enjoy'' having fun and relaxing -- but need to work to earn money. Frequently this is the other side to characters like TheReliableOne.



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* The late Charlie Wilson, as portrayed in ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'', fell under this. Well, after he decided to get involved in Afghanistan, anyway we see little evidence of the "work hard" before that.

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* The late Charlie Wilson, as portrayed in ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'', fell under this. Well, after he decided to get involved in Afghanistan, anyway -- we see little evidence of the "work hard" before that. that.



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* Ystos from ''Series/{{Noob}}'' plays a MMORPG professionally. In his downtime, he's never without reading material or a portable console, while his casual play second avatar is a master of the StealthHiBye who speaks in borderline CreepyMonotone. He's also seen to have a big outburst of joy when [[spoiler:his older but less talented brother's avatar reaches level 100]].

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* Ystos from ''Series/{{Noob}}'' plays a MMORPG professionally. In his downtime, he's never without reading material or a portable console, while his casual play second avatar is a master of the StealthHiBye who speaks in borderline CreepyMonotone. He's also seen to have a big outburst of joy when [[spoiler:his older but less talented brother's avatar reaches level 100]].

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1st Dec '16 6:22:12 AM Morgenthaler
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He's the most efficient person in your workplace. [[TheStrategist He thinks of]] [[TheLeader plans that work]] [[TheSmartGuy better than anybody else's]] and [[{{Badass}} can take]] [[BadassBookworm down anyone]] [[MinoredInAsskicking when he's attacked.]] He might be a [[DrillSergeantNasty harsh]] employer or a [[BigBrotherMentor kind helper]] who teaches you how to make your work habits more efficient. He is always professional and mature, if not a little too uptight. Either way, you can always rely on him for anything, as long as it's work related.

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He's the most efficient person in your workplace. [[TheStrategist He thinks of]] [[TheLeader plans that work]] [[TheSmartGuy better than anybody else's]] and [[{{Badass}} can take]] [[BadassBookworm can take down anyone]] [[MinoredInAsskicking when he's attacked.]] He might be a [[DrillSergeantNasty harsh]] employer or a [[BigBrotherMentor kind helper]] who teaches you how to make your work habits more efficient. He is always professional and mature, if not a little too uptight. Either way, you can always rely on him for anything, as long as it's work related.
13th Jun '16 4:51:49 AM StarTropes
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* Jadzia Dax from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is an exceptional science officer who enjoys partying hard, gambling with Ferengi, brawling with Klingons, drinking, rough sex, fun on the holosuite, and playing practical jokes, and still finds time to be the station's biggest gossip.

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* Jadzia Dax from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is an exceptional science officer who enjoys partying hard, gambling with Ferengi, brawling with Klingons, drinking, rough sex, fun on the holosuite, and playing practical jokes, and still finds time to be the station's biggest gossip. It's hinted that she got some of this from previous host Curzon.
7th Apr '16 1:16:46 AM imadmagician
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He's the most efficient person in your workplace. [[TheStrategist He thinks of]] [[TVGenius plans that work]] [[TheSmartGuy better than anybody else's]] and [[{{Badass}} can take]] [[BadassBookworm down anyone]] [[MinoredInAsskicking when he's attacked.]] He might be a [[DrillSergeantNasty harsh]] employer or a [[BigBrotherMentor kind helper]] who teaches you how to make your work habits more efficient. He is always professional and mature, if not a little too uptight. Either way, you can always rely on him for anything, as long as it's work related.

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He's the most efficient person in your workplace. [[TheStrategist He thinks of]] [[TVGenius [[TheLeader plans that work]] [[TheSmartGuy better than anybody else's]] and [[{{Badass}} can take]] [[BadassBookworm down anyone]] [[MinoredInAsskicking when he's attacked.]] He might be a [[DrillSergeantNasty harsh]] employer or a [[BigBrotherMentor kind helper]] who teaches you how to make your work habits more efficient. He is always professional and mature, if not a little too uptight. Either way, you can always rely on him for anything, as long as it's work related.
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