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Where a character's wealth or noteriety stems from inventing an everyday object.
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Have we missed anything?Sometimes the plot needs a character to be very wealthy without ever actually doing anything or being particularly clever. When such a thing is needed, the character will be credited with inventing something very simple, useful, and everyday. Note that the character is not inventing cold fusion or something very complex, but rather something like, say, velcro. In other cases, the character is shown to be someone who isn't necessarily a great scientist, but clever and practical minded. Perhaps the character won't get famous or wealthy off of the invention, but their product at least will be a household name. Compare with Weekend Inventor when inventing is a hobby rather than a lucrative living. See also Bungling Inventor and Mr. Fixit. If the inventor was an ancestor, then it is Royalties Heir. In a number of cases this also doubles as a Shout-Out or a Namesake Gag.