Maid Corps YKTTW Discussion
Tags: No Launching Please, Needs a Better Title, Needs a Better Description, Needs More Examples (non-anime/manga ones, specifically), Rolling Updates.A well-off person may have a maid or two in his house. Likewise, a truly wealthy person would be likely to have 5 or so maids taking care of his understandably spacious home. And of course, it wouldn't be extraordinary for filthy rich people to have a dozen or two of domestic workers to handle the housework of a really Big Fancy House. It also would be expected for aristocratic/monarchial families with large estates, major hotels, cruise ships and the like to have a ~100-strong domestic worker staff. This trope is not about the aforementioned. No, this trope about someone who is so rich, he has a whole army of hundreds of maids - sometimes even more, for the more filthy rich ones! - staffing the Big Fancy House of Big Fancy Houses that is his residence, even though the household chores could probably be handled by a signficantly smaller staff. Not all of them have to be strictly "domestic workers", though. Duties may run the gamut from the traditional housekeepers and attendants, to qualified medical doctors and nurses, to computer specialists, to scientists and mechanics, to personal bodyguards, and even a private paramilitary force. Oh, and they all wear Meido / French Maid uniforms. Yes, even the ones whose duties would normally require a completely different dress code. Such is the power of Fanservice. Important Note: Simply having a large number of maids/domestic workers is not enough; they have to be...
- Too many for just handling the domestic chores (e.g. "The Big Fancy House only needs about 50 domestic workers, but it actually has a 200-strong domestic staff at any given time."), and/or...
- In addition to the "domestic" maids, there are an equal number of "maids" who perform decidely "non-domestic" work: Bodyguard Babes and Private Military Contractors are typical choices, though not the only ones.
- The titular group of Hanaukyō Maid Tai, and the Trope Namer (tai means "team, corps") and co-Trope Codifier. It also depicts the gender-flipped version (Ryuuka's menservants).
- Gravion: The staff of Klein Sandman's castle, excluding his Battle Butler, are the co-Trope Codifier. To quote the Meido entry: "Servant maids, Guard maids, commando maids, hacker maids, mechanic maids, and even one member of the central Super Robot team. Who of course turns out to be a Robot Maid". See for yourselves◊.
- Megaman Battle Network: Yaito has a veritable army of maids, who can be seen in montages thoroughout several episodes doing random chores across the city.
- Najica Blitz Tactics: Najica's first mission involves a woman who is served by such maid-bodyguards.
- Evangeline from Mahou Sensei Negima! has an army-sized collection of Robot Maids living in her bottle-sized villa.
- Girls Bravo: Fukunaga's Bodyguard Babes Maid Corps are expressly for Fanservice (namely, his own).